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Fort Buford Sixth Infantry celebrates 60th anniversary

WILLISTON – The Fort Buford Sixth Infantry Regimental Association is celebrating its 60th anniversary. It is one of the oldest living history organizations in the United States to this day.

The organization was established in 1962 by Ben Innis, a North Dakota historian and promoter of Western American history. Innis’ specific interest was the history of the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Area. He also was one of many individuals that helped to get Fort Union Trading Post in the National Park System in 1966.

Fort Buford Sixth Infantry is dedicated to preserving the history of the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Area and the history of the common soldier who was stationed at Fort Buford throughout the fort’s history from 1866-1895.

The organization remains active throughout the year with community events at Fort Buford State Historic Site and others in the Confluence Region.

Fort Buford Sixth Infantry can be followed on Facebook (@FortBuford6thInfantry).

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