Captain William Clark observed that the site was an excellent location for a fort, and Fort Atkinson was established at that spot in 1820, the first U.S. military post west of the Missouri River. The fort is located in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, and was established to secure early fur trade and river traffic. Much of that historic outpost has been reconstructed here, and historical reenactments are given throughout the summer.
PO Box 240
Fort Calhoun, NE 68023-0240
Phone: (402) 468-5611
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Fort Atkinson State Historical Park