"The Origins of Conservation" Theodore Roosevelt National Memorial Park by HasTowelWillTravel

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is again in the badlands, a place where the prairie meets the sunken remnants of a prehistoric ocean. It appears older than the badlands of South Dakotas, as the prairie has begun to slide into the rock formations, giving them a velvety carpet look of wild grasses and flowers.

Teddy's Beginnings

Theodore Roosevelt was enamored with this region of the country. He began his life out here as a dandy city-boy, who became a hardened outdoorsman and rancher. He continually returned to the area, using it as a solace when major setbacks set him back. Visitors to the park can see some of his original habitations, including the Maltese Cross Cabin, providing an interesting insight into TR's life.

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  • Pros:great hiking through canyons
  • Cons:far away, hard to get to
  • In a nutshell:HIstory, culture, and nature all rolled into one
  • Last visit to Theodore Roosevelt National Memorial Park: Jul 2009
  • Intro Written Sep 13, 2009
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