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. · 3 years ago

worksology

It is called the Maltese Cross Cabin. It still contains TR's large leather traveling trunk, inscribed with his initials. · 3 years ago

malimish_airstream

"Speak softly and carry a big stick." · 3 years ago

taylorbottles

@zleaz we've been here · 3 years ago

worksology

@malimish_airstream That comment would have been more appropriate for the penis sword photo. · 3 years ago

malimish_airstream

Jack must have been inspired by Theodore Roosevelt! · 3 years ago

bommer5

@worksology on valentines day.. correct? Thanks for visiting ND. Go to Devils Tower/Black Hills now · 3 years ago

bommer5

@worksology medora is a true jem of americana · 3 years ago

worksology

@bommer5 Oh yes. Definitely worth mentioning also. · 3 years ago

sweeteventide

That is so sad! I didn't know any of that history. · 3 years ago

lannon787

💔 · 3 years ago

gina2u

@worksology ~ ...the 'penis sword' comment!..bwahahah😜 · 3 years ago

sarahjanegreen

I was wondering about that sword sticking out of Jack's back pack. · 3 years ago

michedmash

Oh wow. · 3 years ago

dan_massey1

Oh, sad. :( · 3 years ago

j5mm

One more little factoid: he had five mistresses during his marriage -- including his distant cousin. Blech. · 3 years ago

dc_serenity

@worksology oh wow.. sad. · 3 years ago

abhickman

love this history bit! · 3 years ago

rachelstene

@j5mm wrong Roosevelt, but blech just the same! · 3 years ago