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The Theodore Roosevelt National Historical Parks along the Little Missouri River near Watford City, and Medora, North Dakota

Description:

Report contains information from Civilian Conservation Corp Landscape Foreman Chandler Davenport Fairbank who was stationed at Roosevelt Recreational Demonstration Area (RDA) North Park. Report written from memory includes notes, drawings, and photos for different locations in and around the South Park of the RDA, primarily the De Mores Monument in Medora and Peaceful Valley Ranch.

Resource Type: Report

Subject: Landscape architecture; National parks and reserves--Research; National parks and reserves--Design and construction; North Dakota--Medora; North Dakota--Watford City; North Dakota--Peaceful Valley Ranch; North Dakota--Chateau de Morès State Historic Site; Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)

Date: 1935-1940?

Report of field investigation of the Badlands and Killdeer Mountains of North Dakota

Description:

The goal of the field investigation is to determine the value of the badlands and Killdeer Mountains for national park or national monument status. The report includes information on the area’s cultural and natural history and scientific demographic information. Report concludes that there is enough value for a national monument to be created with at least 750,000 acres.

Resource Type: Report

Subject: National parks and reserves--Planning; National parks and reserves--Research; Vegetation and climate; Badlands; Petrified forests; North Dakota--McKenzie County; North Dakota--Billings County; North Dakota--Medora

Date: 1939

Letter from A. E. Demaray to William Oren Trenor

Description:

Associate Director Demaray notes that no comment can be made until the report on the field investigation is filed concerning the Maltese Cross Ranch.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: National parks and reserves--Research; National parks and reserves--Management--Citizen participation; Maltese Cross Ranch Cabin (N.D.)

Date: 1939-10-31

Memorandum from Allyn F. Hanks to the National Park Service Region 2 Director

Description:

Superintendent Hanks requests a ballistics test on bullets found in a tree at Elkhorn Ranch.

Resource Type: Memorandum

Subject: Ballistics--Testing; National parks and reserves--Research; North Dakota--Elkhorn Ranch

Date: 1949-07-18

Memorandum from Olaf T. Hagen to Allyn F. Hanks

Description:

Olaf T. Hagen notes a request from Superintendent Hanks for bullets found in a tree at Elkhorn Ranch to be tested. The request was denied and bullets stored in a safe in Omaha, Nebraska.

Resource Type: Memorandum

Subject: Ballistics--Testing; National parks and reserves--Research; North Dakota--Elkhorn Ranch

Date: 1949-07-26

Memorandum from Newton Bishop Drury to Lawrence C. Merriam

Description:

Memorandum notes the quality of Ray H. Mattison’s study on the identification of the Elkhorn Ranch. The agency director furthers states that no other action can occur until more evidence is presented; however, Mattison provided enough proof to do an archeological survey.

Resource Type: Memorandum

Subject: Archaeological surveying; National parks and reserves--Management; National parks and reserves--Research; North Dakota--Elkhorn Ranch; Mattison, Ray H., 1903-1980

Date: 1950-02-17

Memorandum from Merrill J. Mattes to Allyn F. Hanks

Description:

Regional Historian Mattes asks Superintendent Hanks to send a copy of Edith Roosevelt’s letter to her sister, which contains a map of the Elkhorn Ranch cabin, to the regional office. Mattes also requests a copy of Chester L. Brooks’ research to date.

Resource Type: Memorandum

Subject: National parks and reserves--Management; National parks and reserves--Research; North Dakota--Elkhorn Ranch; Brooks, Chester L.; Carow, Emily Tyler, 1865-1939; Hagedorn, Hermann, 1882-1964

Date: 1952-02-01

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