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. · 11 months, 4 weeks ago

worksology

It is called the Maltese Cross Cabin. It still contains TR's large leather traveling trunk, inscribed with his initials. · 11 months, 4 weeks ago

malimish_airstream

"Speak softly and carry a big stick." · 11 months, 4 weeks ago

taylorbottles

@zleaz we've been here · 11 months, 4 weeks ago

worksology

@malimish_airstream That comment would have been more appropriate for the penis sword photo. · 11 months, 4 weeks ago

malimish_airstream

Jack must have been inspired by Theodore Roosevelt! · 11 months, 4 weeks ago

bommer5

@worksology on valentines day.. correct? Thanks for visiting ND. Go to Devils Tower/Black Hills now · 11 months, 4 weeks ago

bommer5

@worksology medora is a true jem of americana · 11 months, 4 weeks ago

worksology

@bommer5 Oh yes. Definitely worth mentioning also. · 11 months, 4 weeks ago

sweeteventide

That is so sad! I didn't know any of that history. · 11 months, 4 weeks ago

lannon787

💔 · 11 months, 4 weeks ago

gina2u

@worksology ~ ...the 'penis sword' comment!..bwahahah😜 · 11 months, 4 weeks ago

sarahjanegreen

I was wondering about that sword sticking out of Jack's back pack. · 11 months, 4 weeks ago

michedmash

Oh wow. · 11 months, 4 weeks ago

dan_massey1

Oh, sad. :( · 11 months, 4 weeks ago

j5mm

One more little factoid: he had five mistresses during his marriage -- including his distant cousin. Blech. · 11 months, 4 weeks ago

dc_serenity

@worksology oh wow.. sad. · 11 months, 4 weeks ago

abhickman

love this history bit! · 11 months, 4 weeks ago

rachelstene

@j5mm wrong Roosevelt, but blech just the same! · 11 months, 4 weeks ago