Monthly Archives: June 2012

On the edge of Yellowstone NP

Gardiner, MT This morning (Saturday) we left Hardin, MT and headed west on I-90.  The trip was rolling grassland hills for much of the time, but as we crossed the center of the state the Rockies rose up in front … Continue reading

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Pompeii’s Pillar, Little Big Horn, and Friends

Hardin, MT We left Medora, ND Wednesday morning for a 250 mile drive across an almost deserted I-94.  This interstate runs east-west across North Dakota parallel to I-90 in South Dakota.  I-94 splits from I-90 northwest of Minneapolis and rejoins … Continue reading

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Elkhorn Ranch

Medora, ND Theodore Roosevelt came to Medora in 1881 to hunt Buffalo.  He fell in love with the area and purchased interest in a ranch.   When he left to return to New York, he left instructions for the construction … Continue reading

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Parks, Forts, and Oil Country

Medora, ND We set out early (for us) Monday morning and headed east for 25 miles, then north headed for the north unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park.  The park is two distinct areas about 50 miles apart and … Continue reading

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Medora, ND We left Bismarck on Saturday and continued west about 140 miles to the tiny town of Medora, ND.  Medora is a tiny (pop. 112) community located along I-94 in western North Dakota at the entrance to Theodore Roosevelt … Continue reading

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Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

Bismarck, ND Bismarck, ND lies on the eastern bank of the Missouri River in the center of the state.  Just across the river is the city of Mandan and just to the south of Mandan is Fort Abraham Lincoln State … Continue reading

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Lewis & Clark – Ft. Mandan

Bismarck, ND Today we drove 40 miles north of Bismarck to the site of Ft. Mandan, a small fort built by the Lewis and Clark expedition for their winter home as they headed west during the winter of 1804-05.   Lewis … Continue reading

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