Watford City in McKenzie County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Man and Grass
Throughout history livestock growing has depended upon abundant grasslands. An unused sea of grass in this region attracted cattlemen who brought large herds here in the early 1880’s. Damage from overstocking and overgrazing brought a quick decline of the open range cattle industry. Protection today is healing the effects of past abuse of the vegetation. Grass within the park now supports the native wildlife.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 47° 37.715′ N, 103° 23.54′ W. Marker is in Watford City, North Dakota, in McKenzie County. Marker is on Scenic Drive, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at the Man and Grass Pullout in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Watford City ND 58854, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bentonitic Clay (approx. 0.7 miles away); Building From Hard Times (approx. 1˝ miles away); The View that Launched a ParkEdge of a Glacier (approx. 2.3 miles away); North Dakota Badlands (approx. 2.6 miles away); Long X Cattle Trail (approx. 2.8 miles away); Roosevelt and the Boat Thieves (approx. 2.9 miles away); “Cannon Ball” Concretions (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watford City.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 14, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.