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  • Theodore Roosevelt National Memorial Park was established in 1947. It’s home to a variety of remarkable critters, and officials have long sought to restore the area’s historic wildlife, including species present when future President Theodore Roosevelt ranched and hunted there in the 1880s.
  • North Dakota has welcomed several royal visitors over the years. On this date in 1926, Queen Marie of Romania and her children -- Princess Ileana and Prince Nicholas -- made their way west by train through North Dakota, on a tour of the United States. Queen Marie was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria.
  • It’s not often a major motion picture set in North Dakota or filmed here, let alone stare Hollywood royalty. On this date in 2000, the Bismarck Tribune reported on the excitement that descended on Medora as the town hosted 150 cast and crew members for the filming of Wooly Boys. It starred Peter Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, and Joseph Mazzello and followed the story of a Badlands sheep rancher and his grandson.
  • Twenty-year-old magician Colin Zasadny of Anamosa, Iowa, is performing "Magic Through Time" five days a week this summer in Medora. In this bonus segment from The Great American Folk Show, Colin speaks with host Tom Brosseau about his show, how he learned magic, his mentor and "Medora legend" Bill Sorensen, and his family’s history of performing.
  • Author and historian Rolf Sletten shares the expansive history of Medora, from Theodore Roosevelt to Harold Schafer.
  • Bill Sorensen's wide-ranging career has included managing the Olympic boxer Virgil Hill, owning a professional basketball team, serving as Mayor of Bismarck, and performing magic. In this interview, he reflects on these roles and discusses the weekly show he's performing this summer in Medora, North Dakota.
  • Travel in Dakota Territory was not for the faint of heart. People who came out with wagon trains often walked beside their wagons. Metis traders relied on…
  • French aristocrat Marquis de Mores founded the town of Medora in the spring of 1883 on the east side of the Little Missouri River, across from a small…
  • Catching the thieves who stole his boat is one of the most storied adventures of Theodore Roosevelt during his time in the Badlands. The future president…
  • President Theodore Roosevelt’s time in what is now North Dakota is known for the hunting and ranching that helped soothe his soul and form his outlook on…