North Dakota’s oldest resident: Gingras Trading Post

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North Dakota’s “oldest building” title goes to the Gingras Trading Post State Historic Site. Built in 1843 by French fur trader Antoine Gingras, it stands as a testament to the state’s early commerce and frontier life. Originally serving as both a trading post and a dwelling, the Gingras Trading Post witnessed the ebb and flow of commerce between Native American tribes and European traders. Today, it offers visitors a glimpse into the lives of those who lived and worked here. So, if you’re looking for a tangible connection to North Dakota’s past, look no further than the Gingras Trading Post.

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