Bismarck is located and the capital city of the state of North Dakota and the seat of Burleigh County. The town sits along the southern-central part of North Dakota and is on the eastern part of Missouri River's bank. From 1804 to 1805, the Lewis and Clark expedition passed through the site. Camp Greeley was then established in 1872, that was later known as Camp Hancock, as a military post and was used to protect the crews that were working on the Northern Pacific Railway. The present-day Bismarck was founded and named Edwinton after Edward L. Johnson, who was a prominent figure in the transcontinental railway, in 1872. It was then later on renamed in honor of the German chancellor Otto Von Bismarck with the thought of attracting German investors in the railway that was constructed.
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