Posts in category 2017

Spring 2017 Rough Riders Review

Spring 2017 Rough Riders Review

Check out our Spring 2017 Rough Riders Review below!

 

We are excited to share with you all that is happening here at the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF)!
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Schafer Stories

Schafer Stories as told by Randy Hatzenbuhler – President of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation

 

  •  Met the Schafers in 1988
  • Became President of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation in 1997

 

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“Hell Roaring Bill Jones”

The man who was known in the Badlands as “Hell Roaring Bill Jones” was actually named “Patrick McCue”.

 

He had come from Ireland where, apparently, he had become embroiled in an argument with an uncle. The argument quickly deteriorated into an altercation and in very short order the unfortunate uncle had been battered senseless. Whether or not he ever woke from his slumbers is unclear but “Bill” quickly adopted his new name and packed for the New World.

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There is No Tradition Like a Medora Family Tradition

Families have made Medora their summer vacation destination for years, and we love seeing them grow year after year.

 

Every year, hundreds of families make their way back to Medora to fulfil a tradition that goes back decades.

 

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You’ve Gotta Eat–Eat Good in Medora!

There are so many things to do in Medora, make sure eating is one of them!

 

Sure, Medora is known for its Musical talent, its fantastic entertainment, and its friendly workers.

 

With live shows like the Medora Musical and Jared Mason: LIVE!, concerts like Legends: a Tribute by Kat Perkins and 1964: The Tribute, and historical re-enactments like A TR Salute to Medora, it’s no surprise that Medora’s other attractive qualities get lost in the mix.

 

But everyone’s got to eat, and conveniently, Medora has some of the best food you’ll ever taste!

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Medora: Art Destination or Bust!

The first week of June was full of painting activities for Medora visitors. The first ever “Spur Your Inner Artist with Drawing and Watercolor” 4 -day workshop was held in the Bill and Jane Life Skills Center from June 5-8th.

Taught by Wahpeton, ND native and visual artist/veteran teacher Barbara Benda Nagle, this class was a creative vacation for those who may benefit from the inspiration of the Badlands. Many in the class signed up for the Stay and Paint package, which included the workshop, lodging and the Medora Musical. At least half of the students classified themselves as beginner artists yet they all progressed rapidly through the process from drawing to painting.

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A Gathering of TRs

It’s going to be a Bully good time in Medora this weekend!

 

This weekend, July 14 – 16, marks the 4th Annual Gathering of TRs sponsored by the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation.

 

A troupe of TRs will take the city by storm this weekend as Theodore Roosevelt Re-enactors from around the nation pour into Medora for this much anticipated annual convention. READ MORE »

The Medora Gospel Brunch is a Deliciously Good Time

And the food is great too!

 

You’ll never experience anything quite like The Medora Gospel Brunch!

 

It leaves you feeling full, not just with delicious food, but in spirit too! READ MORE »

Schafer Stories

Schafer Stories

Schafer Stories: as told by Randy Hatzenbuhler TRMF President

  • Met the Schafers in 1988
  • Became President of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation in 1997

 

Interviewed June 19, 2017

 

“I came to Medora because of Rod Tjaden, who was as good of a boss as you could have.
But I stayed and fell in love with Medora because of Harold Schafer.
I remember my very first recollection of Harold.

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Schafer Stories

Schafer Stories: as told by John Hild Former TRMF Maintenance Director and current owner and rancher of the land that was once the Maltese Cross Ranch.

 

Interviewed June 26, 2017

 

“I was 14 years old when Harold first came into Medora; that would have been back in the early ‘70s. My mom actually worked for Harold, she was the Head Housekeeping at the Badlands Motel and we grew up as ranch kids out in the ranching industry.

 

At that time Harold was getting Medora built up and rebuilt to what it is, you know, before today- regenerating it.
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