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Medora in Billings County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Medora Depot & Railroad

 
 
Medora Depot & Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 20, 2015
1. Medora Depot & Railroad Marker
Inscription.
The railroad reached the Little Missouri River in 1880. The Northern Pacific Railroad named the stop Pyramid Park.

When the Marquis de Mores and Theodore Roosevelt arrived in 1883, the train depot was on the west side of the Little Missouri River. In 1884, Northern Pacific Railroad trains began stopping in the new town of Medora, located on the east side of the river.

The depot building was situated near the present day Medora Convenience Store. The building was perpendicular to the railroad tracks, with the office and agentís window on the track-side of the building. This depot was destroyed by fire in 1925.

A depot building was moved in from Yates, Montana and used until 1968, when mail and passenger service was discontinued. The building was sold and dismantled.

In 1977, the City of Medora replicated the original depot.
(Marker Number 17.)
 
Location. 46° 54.793′ N, 103° 31.502′ W. Marker is in Medora, North Dakota, in Billings County. Marker is at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and 3rd Street, on the right when traveling east on Pacific Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Medora ND 58645, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hunting and Trapping (here, next
Medora Depot & Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 20, 2015
2. Medora Depot & Railroad Marker
to this marker); Margaret Roberts (within shouting distance of this marker); Medora Education (within shouting distance of this marker); Medora Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Roberts Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The President Returns (within shouting distance of this marker); Stockmens State Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hotel de Mores (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Medora.
 
More about this marker. Two photographs of the Medora Depot appear on the marker, along with a map showing the route of the Northern Pacific railroad.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Marker in Medora image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 20, 2015
3. Marker in Medora
There are two markers at this location. The Medora Depot & Railroad marker is seen here on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 1, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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