Gingras Trading Post State Historic Site


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Gingras Trading Post State Historic Site


Location:1.25 miles northeast of Walhalla.
Facilities:Restored historic buildings, interpretive panels and exhibits.
Activities:Self-guided tours (May 16-September 15).
Special Features:Site preserves the 1840s home and trading post of Métis legislator and prominent fur trader Antoine Blanc Gingras. (Métis, meaning "mixed blood" or "mixed race," is a term used by people of combined Indian and European ancestry to describe themselves.) Gingras's hand-hewn oak log store and home, which have been restored to their original appearance, are among the few tangible remains of the fur trade in the Red River Valley.
Address:RR 1, Box 55
Walhalla, ND 58202

Phone:701-549-2775
Web: www.state.nd.us/HIST/gingras/index.html

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