Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

This national park, which is operated by the National Park Service, is located in western North Dakota.   It holds the distinction of being the only park in the national park system that is named after an individual.  It stands today as a memorial to this great preservationist.  Before he was president Theodore Roosevelt came to the Dakota Territory to hunt, reflect and to ranch.  His time here helped form his conservationist and preservationist ideals that he carried into his presidency.  He established the U.S. Forestry Service and created national parks and forests as well as federal reserves and monuments totaling over 230 million acres of protected lands.  Enjoy your drive through this rugged land.  It's a beauty!

                                   Words to ponder.             Rightly said.              Thank you.

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