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, 2 months ago

worksology

It is called the Maltese Cross Cabin. It still contains TR's large leather traveling trunk, inscribed with his initials. · 1 year, 2 months ago

malimish_airstream

"Speak softly and carry a big stick." · 1 year, 2 months ago

taylorbottles

@zleaz we've been here · 1 year, 2 months ago

worksology

@malimish_airstream That comment would have been more appropriate for the penis sword photo. · 1 year, 2 months ago

malimish_airstream

Jack must have been inspired by Theodore Roosevelt! · 1 year, 2 months ago

bommer5

@worksology on valentines day.. correct? Thanks for visiting ND. Go to Devils Tower/Black Hills now · 1 year, 2 months ago

bommer5

@worksology medora is a true jem of americana · 1 year, 2 months ago

worksology

@bommer5 Oh yes. Definitely worth mentioning also. · 1 year, 2 months ago

sweeteventide

That is so sad! I didn't know any of that history. · 1 year, 2 months ago

lannon787

💔 · 1 year, 2 months ago

gina2u

@worksology ~ ...the 'penis sword' comment!..bwahahah😜 · 1 year, 2 months ago

sarahjanegreen

I was wondering about that sword sticking out of Jack's back pack. · 1 year, 2 months ago

michedmash

Oh wow. · 1 year, 2 months ago

dan_massey1

Oh, sad. :( · 1 year, 2 months ago

j5mm

One more little factoid: he had five mistresses during his marriage -- including his distant cousin. Blech. · 1 year, 2 months ago

dc_serenity

@worksology oh wow.. sad. · 1 year, 2 months ago

abhickman

love this history bit! · 1 year, 2 months ago

rachelstene

@j5mm wrong Roosevelt, but blech just the same! · 1 year, 2 months ago