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Census Report, Billings County, Dakota 1885

Description:

Copy of the 1885 census report for Billings County, Dakota Territory.

Resource Type: Report

Subject: North Dakota--Billings County; United States--Dakota Territory; Census (United States)

Date: 1885?

Inscription on De Mores Hotel, Medora

Description:

Photograph of the De Mores Hotel in Medora, North Dakota, with several effigies hanging from a tree in protest of the decision in a murder trial. The murdered man, Ed Sievers, was widely believed to have been killed by his employer, Mark Wadsworth, due to the fact that Sievers was owed a considerable sum of back wages.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Executions in effigy; Trials (Murder); Jury; North Dakota--Medora; North Dakota--Billings County; North Dakota--Burleigh County; Wadsworth, Mark; Sievers, Edward

Date: 1895-10-21

Brands of live stock growers--Billings County

Description:

List of livestock brands registered in Billings County, North Dakota.

Resource Type: List

Subject: Livestock brands; Cattle brands; North Dakota--Billings County

Date: 1902?

Letter from Porter J. McCumber to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Senator McCumber reviews his understanding of the situation surrounding the appointment of Sylvane M. Ferris to a position in North Dakota. He agrees that Ferris deserves a more prominent position and believes that arrangements can be made shortly.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Local officials and employees--Selection and appointment; Local government--Officials and employees--Salaries, etc.; North Dakota--Billings County; North Dakota--Stark County; Ferris, Sylvane M.; Ferris, Joseph A.

Date: 1905-01-23

Letter from Joseph A. Ferris to William Loeb

Description:

Joseph A. Ferris states that the auditor position has nothing to do with Stark County, North Dakota and the salary is around $1,000 per year based on the valuation of Billings County, North Dakota. Sylvane M. Ferris never spoke to Senator McCumber because Mr. McKenzie claimed he would handle the matter. Ferris thanks William Loeb and President Roosevelt for their assistance.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thank-you notes; Local officials and employees--Selection and appointment; Local officials and employees--Salaries, etc.; North Dakota--Billings County; North Dakota--Stark County; Ferris, Sylvane M.; McCumber, Porter J. (Porter James), 1856-1933; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; McKenzie, Alexander, 1851-1922

Date: 1905-01-28

Report on proposed Roosevelt National Park

Description:

The photo negatives of the report on the proposed establishment of Theodore Roosevelt National Park contains a wide variety of information ranging from history on the region to a description of natural resources. The report details Theodore Roosevelt, the petrified forest, and the itinerary of an examination team (which includes a senatorial committee). Report also contains a supplemental report compiled by the United States Department of Agriculture that focuses on cataloging natural resources within the proposed boundary of the park. In addition, several memorandums are included summarizing the reports’ information and conclusions.

Resource Type: Report

Subject: National parks and reserves--Planning; Badlands; National parks and reserves--Recreational use; Petrified forests; North Dakota--Billings County; North Dakota--McKenzie County

Date: 1928-08-31

Fire Control Map ND-LU-24

Description:

Fire control map of Billings County and Golden Valley County, North Dakota, with handwritten notes regarding a battle taking place in section 21.

Resource Type: Map

Subject: Maps; Battles--Maps; North Dakota--Billings County; North Dakota--Golden Valley County

Date: 1931-09-13?

Final report on the Roosevelt Regional Park secondary purchase unit and accompanying documents

Description:

Report includes demographic and financial information on the secondary purchase unit (now part of the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park). In addition, the report includes names of land owners, appraised land value, and optioned prices for land within the recreational demonstration area.

Resource Type: Report

Subject: National parks and reserves--Management--Planning; National parks and reserves--Finance; Land use; North Dakota--Theodore Roosevelt National Park; North Dakota--Billings County; United States. Federal Emergency Relief Administration; United States. Department of the Interior

Date: 1935

Final plan

Description:

The report provides information on the Roosevelt Recreational Demonstration Area, such as the reason for development, demographics, and families relocated from the project area. Included within the report are multiple letters of recommendation for the establishment of a recreational park in western North Dakota from both Federal and state officials. In addition, financial information on cost of purchasing lands and developing the park are included.

Resource Type: Report

Subject: National parks and reserves--Planning; National parks and reserves--Recreational use; National parks and reserves--Finance; Acquisition of property; North Dakota--Billings County; North Dakota--McKenzie County; North Dakota--Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Date: 1935-10-21

Planning and development report for north & south areas

Description:

Report includes information on proposed infrastructure development of the north and south areas, in addition to expanding the boundaries to include the grasslands between the two areas, plus the Killdeer Mountains. Infrastructure plans include campgrounds, lodging, picnic areas, and roads; these plans are also shown through several included maps.

Resource Type: Report

Subject: National parks and reserves--Planning; Land use--Planning--Research; Land use--Maps; North Dakota--Billings County; North Dakota--McKenzie County; North Dakota--Theodore Roosevelt National Park; North Dakota--Badlands Region

Date: 1936

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