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  • Maltese Cross Cabin, Theodore Roosevelt NP
    Maltese Cross Cabin, Theodore Roosevelt...
    by Basaic
  • Chateau de Mores State Historic Site
    Chateau de Mores State Historic Site
    by Basaic
  • Town Hall Theater
    Town Hall Theater
    by Basaic

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    Medora--something for everyone

    by pipsqueak Written Aug 9, 2005
    Badlands near Medora

    Favorite thing: It is a touristy destination, true, but Medora really grows on you. They have a brand new golf course with some of the most unique scenery you've ever seen, horseback riding, mountain biking, historical performances, a pitchfork fondue, and a National Park right on the doorstep. If you can't find something to do here, something is wrong.

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    • Cycling
    • Historical Travel

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    The founder of Medora--The Marquis de Mores

    by pipsqueak Written Aug 10, 2005
    The Marquis de Mores

    Favorite thing: This info is from the medora website:

    The frontier town of Medora was founded in 1883 by the Marquis de Mores, a French nobleman whose thirst for adventure was matched only by his intense desire to be the richest financier in the world. Blessed with aristocratic good looks and a restless, inquisitive mind, the Marquis spent his entire life in headlong, futile attempts to grasp the mantle of greatness.
    The Crazy Frenchman
    Bursting with enthusiasm, the Marquis arrived in the early spring of 1883 at Little Missouri, a wild, tough little railroad town on the west bank of the shallow Little Missouri River. The local citizens greeted "the crazy Frenchman" and his ideas with great skepticism and outright hostility. De Mores reacted by simply building his own town adjacent to his new meat packing plant on the east bank of the river; he named the rival town after his wife, Medora. He also acquired thousands of acres of land and built a splendid 26 room chateau overlooking the new town. As Medora grew, Little Missouri became a deserted pile of splinters.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Family Travel

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    Medora, North Dakota

    by Basaic Updated Apr 2, 2012
    Old Billings County Courthouse
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    Favorite thing: Medora is one of my favorite places in all of North Dakota. I really enjoyed my visit here! Medora is right by the entrance to the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park (the best of the three units), had the very interesting de Mores State Historic Site in town, the Medora Musical and lots of nice scenery. If you cannot find anything to interest you here you should probably stick to places like New York City (not that there is anyting wrong with NYC).

    Medora was founded in 1883, by French, Spanish and Italian nobleman Marquis des Mores. The town was named for his beloved (by pretty much everyone) wife Medora von Hoffman. The town only has 112 residents but seemed bigger. had a great conversation with the man at the welcome center and loved the Chateau de Mores and the national park. Definitely a place I would happily return to.

    Website: http://www.medora.com/

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    • National/State Park
    • Road Trip

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