“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Stark County North Dakota Historical Markers

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By Bill Coughlin, July 20, 2015
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North Dakota (Stark County), Belfield — Dude on the Frontier
Theodore Roosevelt, 24 years old, came to the North Dakota badlands from New York City to hunt his first buffalo. For a week there was nothing but rain – at last some fresh tracks. And after hard riding, and a lot of missed shots, Roosevelt . . . — Map (db m87203) HM
North Dakota (Stark County), Belfield — Invader on the BadlandsTheodore Roosevelt National Park
In 1909 an aggressive newcomer showed up on the Dakota grasslands. Originally, from Europe, leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula) prefers the prime real estate of the badlands – streambeds, wooded draws, and drainages – and has . . . — Map (db m88606) HM
North Dakota (Stark County), Belfield — Invasion ConfrontedTheodore Roosevelt National Park
The National Park Service and its neighbors wage a costly campaign to contain the spread of noxious weeds by fighting back on several fronts. Mowing, prescribed fires, spraying chemicals, and new insect allies – all contribute to restore the . . . — Map (db m88607) HM
North Dakota (Stark County), Belfield — The Badlands
The stillness of the land is a disguise. Hard infrequent rain attack the loosely cemented clays and sandstones, gouging new gullies and carrying off as much as two to four inches of surface a year from steep, unprotected slopes. At night the . . . — Map (db m87222) HM
North Dakota (Stark County), Belfield — The Soldiers and the Sioux
Cultural Conflicts Set the Stage During the late 1880s, miners, traders, and homesteaders rushed to the West, pushing Northern Plains tribes into ever smaller remnants of their homelands. Treaties between the U.S. government and the tribes were . . . — Map (db m87215) HM
North Dakota (Stark County), Belfield — Time Travel on the Custer Trail
Between 1864 and 1876, five military expeditions crossed this windswept country. Though only a couple of skirmishes occurred in the badlands, their stories hold a significant place in the history of the Great Sioux War. Lieutenant Colonel George . . . — Map (db m87216) HM
North Dakota (Stark County), Belfield — Ukrainian Immigrants
      From the populated villages of Ukraine to the unsettled regions of North Dakota, the Ukrainian immigrants came here at the end of the 19th century. They emigrated from the “Bread Basket of Europe” to the virgin sodland yet . . . — Map (db m85915) HM
North Dakota (Stark County), Belfield — Welcome to Painted Canyon – A View into Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Painted Canyon . . . the name itself evokes an image of color and light playing across the face of a wild and broken land. Of the countless individuals who have stood transfixed at the canyon rim – Native Americans, fur traders, a cavalry . . . — Map (db m87204) HM

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