Initial Rock Historic Site

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Initial Rock Historic Site ,
12 Miles Southwest Of Belfield Forest Service Road 740
Southwest Corner Section 34 Township 139 N Range 101 West,
Belfield, ND
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On May 28th, 1876, records indicate that 7th Cavalry privates Frank Neely and William C. Williams were assigned to rear guard duty. In the absence of the Sioux they were pursuing, perhaps they found themselves with time on their hands and decided to fill it by carving their names in a sandstone bluff. To this day, their names remain in silent testimony to their passing.

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