Watford City in McKenzie County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Roosevelt and the Boat Thieves
In the spring of 1886 thieves stole Theodore Roosevelt’s boat from his Elkhorn Ranch, 25 miles south of here. Roosevelt pursued the thieves past this point and captured them at the mouth of Cherry Creek about 24 miles downstream. He then marched the thieves overland to Dickinson where they were tried and convicted.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 47° 36.174′ N, 103° 26.504′ W. Marker is in Watford City, North Dakota, in McKenzie County. Marker is on Scenic Drive. Touch for map. Marker is located in the north unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, at the Oxbow Overlook at the end of the tour road. Marker is in this post office area: Watford City ND 58854, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edge of a Glacier (approx. 0.7 miles away); Man and Grass (approx. 2.9 miles away); Building From Hard Times (approx. 3 miles away); Bentonitic Clay (approx. 3.2 miles away); North Dakota Badlands (approx. 4˝ miles away); Long X Cattle Trail (approx. 4˝ miles away); “Cannon Ball” Concretions (approx. 5.1 miles away); Slump Formation (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watford City.
Also see . . . Tracking Roosevelt's River Pirates. Account of Roosevelt's boat thieves from True West, History of the American Frontier website. (Submitted on August 15, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.