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Watford City in McKenzie County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

North Dakota Badlands

 
 
North Dakota Badlands Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 9, 1997
1. North Dakota Badlands Marker
Inscription.  The badlands you see here were so named because they were badlands to travel over before modern roads were built. A part of the Northern Great Plains the area has been carved by rain, wind and running water of the Little Missouri River. These layers of sand, silt, clay and lignite coal were deposited by river, lake and swamp system during the Paleocene Age, about 55 million years ago. The land-still undergoes change with each storm.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentLandmarks.
 
Location. 47° 36.433′ N, 103° 20.785′ W. Marker is in Watford City, North Dakota, in McKenzie County. Marker is on Scenic Drive. This marker is located at Long X Trail Pullout in the North Unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Marker may have been removed. 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. Long X Cattle Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Cannon Ball” Concretions (approx. one mile away); Building From Hard Times (approx.
North Dakota Badlands image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 9, 1997
2. North Dakota Badlands
1˝ miles away); Bentonitic Clay (approx. 1.9 miles away); Slump Formation (approx. 2.3 miles away); Man and Grass (approx. 2.6 miles away); Longhorns (approx. 2.9 miles away); Edge of a Glacier (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watford City.
 
North Dakota Badlands image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 20, 2007
3. North Dakota Badlands
Visitor Center-North Unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 9, 1997
4. Visitor Center-North Unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 12, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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