Offering a Gazetteer Correction

Oct 28, 2021
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Regarding the article about Ernie LaPoint's now confirmed relationship to Sitting Bull. In that article, Mr. Baker cites two possible locations for Sitting Bull's grave; Fort Yates, ND and Morbridge, SD. The location in South Dakota is actually MOBRIDGE, not Morbridge. The town grew up around/during the building of the railroad bridge across the Missouri River. Despite the locals' desire for the town to be named Pontis, Mobridge won out because the stage lines, the Railroad and the mail routes knew that location as the Missouri Bridge, or, by the abbreviation of MO Bridge.
 

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