TR in the Badlands

1858

 October 27

TR born in New York City

1880

 

Graduates from Harvard College; Marries Alice Hathaway Lee

1883

September 7-25

First visit to the Dakota badlands, TR buys the Maltese Cross Ranch

1884

February 14

TR’s wife Alice and mother Mittie die in New York

 

June 9

Returns to badlands: establishes Elkhorn Ranch

 

August- September

Hunting trip to Big Horn Mountains

 

December 19

TR organizes Little Missouri River Stockmen’s Association

1885

April

Probable date of the episode in Mingusville

 

September

Near-duel with Marquis de Mores

1886

March-April

The capture of the boat thieves

 

July 4

“I like big things” speech in Dickinson

 

December 2

Marries Edith Kermit Carow in London, England

1887

April

TR visits Dakota to survey his cattle losses

1888

 

Brief hunting visit
1889

 

Brief hunting visit
1890

September 2-8

TR, Edith, Corinne, Bamie, and others visit Elkhorn Ranch

1891

 

Brief hunting visit
1892

 

Inspection tour of Indian Reservations, hunting at Elkhorn

1893

 

Brief hunting trip

1894

 

Hunting trip

1896

 

Hunting at Elkhorn

1898

 

Sells his remaining cattle interests in Dakota

 

July 1

TR and Rough Riders assault Kettle and San Juan hills in Cuba

1900

 

Whistle stop in Medora: “here the romance of my life began”

1901

September 14

TR becomes 26th President of the United States

1903

 

Whistle stop in Medora

1909

March

TR leaves Presidency, embarks on safari in East Africa

1911

 

Whistle stop in Medora

1912

 

Passes through Medora without stopping; the failed Bull Moose campaign

1913

 

TR explores River of Doubt in South America: “my last chance to be a boy”

1918

 

Whistle stop in Medora

1919

January 6

Roosevelt dies at Oyster Bay, NY