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Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

Fort Union Trading Post was built in 1828 by John Astor's American Fur Company. Located at the junction of the Missouri and Yellowstone River, Fort Union wasn't a military fort. It served as a commercial trading post between the Northern Plains Indian Tribes and the American businessmen, who traded fur pelts for manufactured goods. It was the largest and most successful fur trading post along the Upper Missouri. Today's fort is a reconstruction and shows how it looked in 1851.

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Taken on June 17, 2013