Medora in Billings County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Before you lies a scene not greatly changed since Theodore Roosevelt’s time here in the 1880s. Gone are the ambitious De Mores Packing Plant, the military cantonment and the early village of Little Missouri. But still present are the colorful buttes, the silvery thread of the Little Missouri, the shining rails of the former Northern Pacific, the Chateau de Mores and the old cowtown of Medora. Additions to the scene include TR’s Maltese Cross Ranch cabin relocated from its original site seven miles to the south, Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s visitor center, plus other recent facilities.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 46° 55.161′ N, 103° 31.576′ W. Marker was in Medora, North Dakota, in Billings County. Marker was on East River Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Historic Medora—Boom and Bust (here, next to this marker); On Track to Adventure (here, next to this marker); In honor of a President . . . and His Conservation Legacy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dreams of a Cattle Empire (approx. ¼ mile away); Loading Dock (approx. ¼ mile away); De Mores Packing Plant (approx. ¼ mile away); Joe Ferris General Store (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Medora.
More about this marker. The top of the marker features a panoramic photograph showing the view from the marker. Elsewhere on the markers are photos of area sites, including: De Mores Packing Plant, St. Mary’s Church, Von Hoffman House/Doll House, Little Missouri – 1880, Chateau de Mores, and Medora – 1885.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 296 times since then. Last updated on August 12, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.