Explore the timelines for important dates in TR’s personal and political life, military career, publications, hunting and exploration trips, as well as his time in Dakota Territory.
The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation is a public non-profit organization that was formed in 1986 and is responsible for operating lodging, entertainment, recreation, and services in Medora, North Dakota. Part of their mission is “to preserve the experience of the badlands, the historic character of Medora and the values and traditions of the ‘Bully Spirit’ of Theodore Roosevelt.” As part of that mission, the Foundation does own several original documents from Roosevelt’s time in the Badlands and beyond.
Materials in this collection include letters from Theodore Roosevelt to his ranching partners, his original contract with those partners and several copies of The Bad Lands Cow Boy, the newspaper published in Medora during the 1880s.
These materials were digitized and made available to the public in partnership with Digital Horizons, a digital library initiative in the state of North Dakota, of which Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation is a contributing member. Click here to view items from this collection in the digital library.