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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

Within a short time after the death of Theodore Roosevelt on January 6, 1919, there were proposals to establish a memorial in his honor. Various studies took place across the country that included ideas for national parks, monuments, wildlife refuges, and scenic roads as well as state parks. Sylvane Ferris, a friend and business associate of TR during his cattle ranching days in the Dakota Badlands, appointed a committee to pick a site and Medora was selected. The 1921 North Dakota legislature instructed their representatives in Congress to assist by setting land aside for a park.

Roosevelt Nat Park, ND - Badlands Overlook

Roosevelt Nat Park, ND - Badlands Overlook

Roosevelt Nat Park, ND - Badlands Overlook - 2

Roosevelt Nat Park, ND - Badlands Overlook - 2

Roosevelt Nat Park, ND - Bison

Roosevelt Nat Park, ND - Bison

Roosevelt Nat Park, ND - Buffalo

Roosevelt Nat Park, ND - Buffalo

Roosevelt Nat Park, ND - Elk

Roosevelt Nat Park, ND - Elk

Roosevelt Nat Park, ND - Longhorns

Roosevelt Nat Park, ND - Longhorns

Roosevelt Nat Park, ND - Maltese Cross-Ranch Cabin

Roosevelt Nat Park, ND - Maltese Cross-Ranch Cabin

Roosevelt Nat Park, ND - River Bend Overlook

Roosevelt Nat Park, ND - River Bend Overlook

Roosevelt Nat Park, ND - Wild Horses

Roosevelt Nat Park, ND - Wild Horses

Roosevelt National Park, ND - Bighorn Sheep

Roosevelt National Park, ND - Bighorn Sheep

Roosevelt National Park, ND - Wild Horse

Roosevelt National Park, ND - Wild Horse