Cairn

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Northcentral
10939 Highway 281, Dunseith, ND
The cairn on the United States and Canadian border flanks each country's flagpole on the designated side. Hurriedly built a month before the July 14, 1932 dedication, it was the only piece of construction for a crowd more than 50,000 in the time of the great depression.

The cairn was constructed by stonemasons William Paterson and son, Edroy, of Rugby from aboriginal hammerheads gathered by local children, whose donations of pennies and nickels helped pay for this monument. On top of the cairn, the globe of red granite with etched meridian lines were added on July 17, 1960, a gift from the Great Northern Railway Company of St. Paul Minnesota as memorial to its founder, Canadian born James J. Hill.
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Cost of Admission
  • Admission: $10 per vehicle
General Information
  • Hours of Operation: June-October, office Hours 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
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