Theodore Roosvelt Nat'l Park

Theodore Roosevelt first came to the Dakotas in 1883, Before returning to New York, he became interested in the cattle business and joined two other men as partners in the Maltese Cross Ranch. It was then he had a cabin built. He returned the next yer and estblished Elkhorn Ranch a second open range ranch. The Elkhorm became a place where he could lead "the strenuous life" that he loved. He later said that "I never would not have been President if it had not been for my experiences in North Dakota".

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His cabin was rather basic

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We stayed at the Bad Lands Motel

We had dinner and breakfast at the Chuckwagon Cafeteria

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We did have a nice sunset

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