Initial Rock Historic Site

46.883332, -103.196883

12 miles southwest of Belfield,
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 he 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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  • Open Year 'Round
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  • Admission
    This site is free of charge.
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  • Hours of Operation
    This site is open year-round, though it is not normally accessible by wheeled vehicle in the winter.