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Jefferson Dilts, d. abt 1864, son of Peter Dilts
Posted by: Beverly Farmen (ID *****3484) Date: August 17, 2009 at 15:59:44
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Jefferson Dilts, son of Sarah Renfroe and Peter Dilts (1788-1848) was a scout for a wagon train out of Minnesota heading for the gold mines in Montana. There is a booklet dedicated to Fort Dilts, which is located in western North Dakota. I found the fort quite by accident on a trip to Washington State. I recieved the booklet from JoAnn Erickson, Box 27, Rhame, ND 58651, in September 1991, so not sure if she is still involved with this. However, you might be able to obtain a copy from the Bowman, ND Chamber of Commerce. It is worth a try. Jefferson Dilts was killed in North Dakota when Indians attacked the train. The Fort site is in the middle of rough county off of a dirt road, but if you are adventurous, it can be reached in a car. It is two miles north and 2 miles west of U.S. 12, which runs south of Bowman. ND.


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