Bismarck


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Bismarck,

city (1990 pop. 49,256), state capital and seat of Burleigh co., S central N.Dak., on hills overlooking the Missouri River; inc. 1873. The trade center for a large spring-wheat, livestock, and dairying region, Bismarck is also a financial and telecommunications center, and development of the oil reserves in the nearby Williston Basin is important. Lewis and Clark camped nearby in 1804–5. With the beginning of river traffic in the 1830s, a steamboat port called the "Crossing on the Missouri" emerged here. In 1872, Camp Greeley (later Camp Hancock) was erected to protect workers building the Northern Pacific RR. When the railroad reached the fort the next year, a town was laid out, subsequently named Bismarck in the hope of attracting German investment in the railroad. Bismarck boomed as a river port and railroad center, a gateway for western expansion, and supply point for the Black Hills gold rush (1874). It became the territorial capital in 1883.

Bismarck

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Prince Otto (Eduard Leopold) von , called the Iron Chancellor. 1815--98, German statesman; prime minister of Prussia (1862--90). Under his leadership Prussia defeated Austria and France, and Germany was united. In 1871 he became the first chancellor of the German Reich

Bismarck

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a city in North Dakota, on the Missouri River: the state capital. Pop.: 56 344 (2003 est.)
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The Bismarck school says the program will award fellowships to students who exhibit significant leadership qualities and meet certain conditions such as good grades and work experience.