Shelter is necessary for the survival of the body, and houses provide that shelter; the building of a home, however, is a more tender necessity that sustains the heart.
The Plains are in a drought; one that has crept slowly and steadily northward from its epicenter in the south, which has been without adequate moisture for several years. The most severe drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, remains in the central plains, burning up portions of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, and extending into the southwest and the Rocky Mountains. Dry conditions don’t end there, but continue throughout the entire Great Plains region.
Theodore Roosevelt’s time as a rancher, hunter and cowboy in the Dakota badlands had a profound and lasting effect on his life, and his legacy continues to shape the North Dakota experience. A new initiative by the Theodore Roosevelt Center highlights a dozen or so specific sites across the state, illuminating Roosevelt’s impact on North Dakota.