There was a Fort Atkinson in Wisconsin, one in New Mexico, one in
northeastern Iowa, and one in Nebraska.
The Nebraska Fort Atkinson has by
far the most important place in the history of the west. It was for seven
years the farthest western post of the United States Army.
events connected with the early exploration of the west centered at the
Nebraska Fort Atkinson than at any other point.
An article in the
Palimpsest, published by the Iowa Historical Society, tells the story of the
Iowa Fort Atkinson which has now been made a State Historical Park.
are ten important reasons why the Nebraska Fort Atkinson site should be made
a permanent historical park to one for any other Fort Atkinson.
From Nebraska History and Record of Pioneer Days, 1921
Published by Nebraska State Historical
Transcribed and Submitted by K. Torp