Historic Architectural Survey of Bowman County
What are you trying to accomplish here?
The historic architectural survey of Bowman County was designed to identify and document
historical resources in the county. More specifically, it had these aims:
This means that we explored the county and compiled documentation on its historic buildings,
structures, and objects. This type of survey work goes on across the United States. States
support such work with funds from the National Park Service, which maintains the National
Register of Historic Places.
- To complete what is called a "reconnaissance level survey" of the historic architectural
resources of Bowman County (excluding the city of Bowman itself, because it was surveyed
in 1987-88, and excluding the Little Missouri National Grassland, because that's federal
- To identify properties that may be eligible for listing in the
National Register of Historic Places.
Our report and files went to the State Historical Society of North Dakota, enriching the
organization's documentation on the history of West River North Dakota and possibly prompting
nominations to the National Register.
This is historical research. It is not part of any development or construction project. Nor does
it have anything to do with fossils or artifacts located in the county. All we sought was
knowledge of the county's history and its architectural legacy.
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