20 September 2013

Medora, ND

worksology

This is the cabin Theodore Roosevelt stayed in when he came to North Dakota to grieve the deaths of his wife and mother. They died on the same day; his wife of Bright's disease, a kidney ailment, his mother of typhoid fever. His wife had birthed their daughter Alice only two days before. I can't even imagine.

joshcrocker

I read "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt" by Edmund Morris and always wondered about this place. So cool that you're visiting it. · 1 year, 1 month ago

worksology

It is called the Maltese Cross Cabin. It still contains TR's large leather traveling trunk, inscribed with his initials. · 1 year, 1 month ago

malimish_airstream

"Speak softly and carry a big stick." · 1 year, 1 month ago

taylorbottles

@zleaz we've been here · 1 year, 1 month ago

worksology

@malimish_airstream That comment would have been more appropriate for the penis sword photo. · 1 year, 1 month ago

malimish_airstream

Jack must have been inspired by Theodore Roosevelt! · 1 year, 1 month ago

bommer5

@worksology on valentines day.. correct? Thanks for visiting ND. Go to Devils Tower/Black Hills now · 1 year, 1 month ago

bommer5

@worksology medora is a true jem of americana · 1 year, 1 month ago

worksology

@bommer5 Oh yes. Definitely worth mentioning also. · 1 year, 1 month ago

sweeteventide

That is so sad! I didn't know any of that history. · 1 year, 1 month ago

lannon787

💔 · 1 year, 1 month ago

gina2u

@worksology ~ ...the 'penis sword' comment!..bwahahah😜 · 1 year, 1 month ago

sarahjanegreen

I was wondering about that sword sticking out of Jack's back pack. · 1 year, 1 month ago

michedmash

Oh wow. · 1 year, 1 month ago

dan_massey1

Oh, sad. :( · 1 year, 1 month ago

j5mm

One more little factoid: he had five mistresses during his marriage -- including his distant cousin. Blech. · 1 year, 1 month ago

dc_serenity

@worksology oh wow.. sad. · 1 year, 1 month ago

abhickman

love this history bit! · 1 year, 1 month ago

rachelstene

@j5mm wrong Roosevelt, but blech just the same! · 1 year, 1 month ago