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Fort Dodge Historical Museum, Fort, and Stockade

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1850. Kenyon Rd (US 20) and Museum Rd.

The fort was constructed in 1850 and was abandoned three years later. What we experience today is a replica built between 1962 and 1964. The fort was rectangular in form, with two sides composed of buildings and two of a vertical log stockade. At one corner was a single blockhouse with a cantilevered second floor.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Fort Dodge Historical Museum, Fort, and Stockade", [Fort Dodge, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 393-393.

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