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    Large Cabinet Card Photograph by Grabill Fort Meade, Dakota Territory 1888. Fort Meade; Established August 28, 1878. Located on the east side of Bear Butte Creek, in the Black Hills, fourteen miles northeast of the town of Deadwood. Established by Major Henry M. Lazelle, 1st U.S. Infantry, on a site selected by Lieutenant General Philip H. Sheridan. Fort Meade was established to control the Sioux Indians and to protect the Black Hills mining district. Originally called Camp Ruhlen, the post was designated Fort Meade on December 30, 1878. Named in honor of Major General George Gordan Meade. Fort Meade has also been the home of Comanche, the horse that survived the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

    Birdseye view imperial size photograph, depicts the Fort Meade, with all its buildings. Printed on plate "Fort Meade, Dak. Photo by Grabill 1888" Imprint on mount in gild J. C. H. Grabill, Deadwood and Sturgis, Dakota Ter. Measures approximately 10" x 7".

    Condition: Good-very good, has foxing on photograph & mount

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