Purchased by US -- historic Badlands ranch where TR ran cattle





BISMARCK, N.D. -- The U.S. Forest Service has completed the purchase of a historic Badlands ranch where Theodore Roosevelt once ran his cattle, in a deal worth $5.3 million, the federal Agriculture Department said Monday...

The deal, first announced in August, was completed April 25, the 60th anniversary of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, said Valerie Naylor, the park superintendent. Federal Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced it in a statement Monday.

The 5,200-acre picturesque ranch in western North Dakota is across a river valley from Roosevelt's 218-acre Elkhorn Ranch site, where the former president lived in the late 1800s...

[As part of the Elkhorn viewshed, the property] becomes part of the Little Missouri Grasslands.

Related Links

  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park
  • Roosevelt's Dakota writings: Hunting Trips of a Ranchman (1885); Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail (1896) (texts at Bartleby)


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