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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!

 

If you like dinner and a show look no further than the Pitchfork Steak Fondue or the Medora Gospel Brunch.

 

The Pitchfork Steak Fondue:

 

 

The nationally acclaimed Pitchfork Steak Fondue is the traveler’s delight and the perfect meal to pair with your Medora Musical tickets!

Guests will enjoy this one-of-a-kind meal of a steak Fondued on a pitchfork in the western style! You’ll chow down while overlooking the beautiful Badlands from the Tjaden Terrace, right across from the Burning Hills Amphitheatre.

 

The Medora Gospel Brunch:

If you like dinner and a Show, why not try everybody’s favorite meal with a show: brunch!

At the Medora Gospel Brunch, you will experience a buffet of exquisite breakfast favorites before you sit back and watch the Queen of the West, Emily Walter, perform with a talented gospel quartet.

 

For our “on the run” guests, make a quick pit stop at the best burger place in town: The Maltese Burger!

The Maltese Burger makes unforgettable made-to-order burgers all topped with the secret Maltese Sauce.

Located at the Town Square Patio, guests can enjoy their burgers and fries while sitting under the shade of the table umbrellas or get their burgers to go for a quick meal on a busy day!

 

If you’re looking for a fun atmosphere and have a hankering for Pizza, stop by the Badlands Pizza and Saloon for the best pizza you’ll ever have!

The Badlands Pizza and Saloon doorway is one of the most well-trod doorways in town and it’s not hard to see why!

Once there, you will be able to choose from a menu of different pizzas or build your own.

The refreshingly effervescent atmosphere of the Badlands Pizza and Saloon is great for large family gatherings or an animated night out.

Plus, the pizza is to die for!

 

Finally, if you like to wine and dine, we’d suggest making Theodore’s Dining Room your dinner destination!

Theodore’s Dining Room combines history and elegance to create a unique dining experience for all.

You will be able choose from a variety of culinary perfection that is all overseen by Theodore’s well-trained executive chef!

Theodore’s will exceed your expectations of what food can be, providing you with unparalleled presentation—honestly, it looks like art— and a delicious meal.

 

Plus after dinner, don’t forget to swing on by the Medora Fudge and Ice Cream Depot or the Ice Cream Parlor and Bake Shop for some dessert to satisfy the sweet-tooth in you!

At both the Medora Fudge and Ice Cream Depot and the Ice Cream Parlor, guest will experience delicious homemade ice cream of many favors.

It’s the perfect mid-afternoon snack on a hot day!

Plus, at the Medora Fudge and Ice Cream Depot, fill up on the creamy homemade fudge or save some for later!

 

And of course, Medora has all your snack favorites up at the Medora Musical!

You can get something salty or something sweet; and then wash it down with a beverage of your choice!

Plus, our concession stand sells North Dakota’s favorite dessert, Kuchen!

 

Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there’s something for everyone in Medora!

 

 

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!

 

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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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A Musical Tradition

Here in Medora everyone is gearing up for Independence Day Weekend and the 4th of July!

However, no one is more excited than the Medora Musical Cast.

Because not only is it Independence Day Weekend and the 4th of July, but this Saturday marks the 53rd Anniversary of the Medora Musical!

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Endless Exploration

TR National Park: Ranger Programs

If you’ve ever spent any time in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, you’ll know there is way too much to see in just one day. In fact, there might be way too much to see in a week, or a year, or even a life time!

 

Even so, the Rangers at TR National Park want to help you discover as much as you possibly can about the park and the wildlife that call it home while you’re here in Medora, and this is why they have a plethora of actives lined up every week! READ MORE »

The 1st Annual Bull Moose Mud Run

The 1st Annual Bull Moose Mud Run Went Off with a Bang–

–quite literally, as Lady Medora shot the gun that started what seems to have become a new favorite event in Medora.

 

It was the perfect day for a race… or was it an obstacle course? …Maybe a mud bath?

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