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Back to Medora

As part of our package deal, we got $40 gift cards that could be used anywhere in Medora. After breakfast, we had $20-some dollars left. Sally and Marcy volunteered to spend it in some of the stores in town. While … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning in Medora

I set my alarm for early Saturday morning and set forth to explore Medora. I was the only one. I could have lit a bonfire in the middle of an intersection and nobody would have noticed. Here’s our hotel. Here’s … Continue reading

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Pitchfork Steak Fondue and Medora Musical

On Friday evening, we headed a short distance outside Medora to the Pitchfork Steak Fondue. As we arrived, we saw the cooks putting the steaks onto the pitchforks. I didn’t see them cook the steaks because we were on the … Continue reading

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Maltese Cross Cabin

Theodore Roosevelt visited the North Dakota badlands in 1883 and began a cattle ranch called the Maltese Cross with two other men, about seven miles south of Medora. He soon moved to another site, called the Elkhorn Ranch, about 35 … Continue reading

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Day Seven – Bismarck to Regent

The conference in Bismarck on Thursday night went well. I had nine people in my workshop, and several of them showed genuine interest. I got about 10 minutes from the end of my talk and my body decided I was … Continue reading

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One of These Things Is Not Like the Others

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Day Five — Rugby and Cando

There isn’t much to see between Minot and Cando. We did our best, which consisted of a thorough tour of the town of Rugby. It bills itself as the “Geographical Center of North America.” (Not to be confused with Belle … Continue reading

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Day Five — Exploring Minot

A lot of Scandinavians immigrated to North Dakota. To celebrate this fact, Minot created the eclectic Scandinavian Heritage Park. We stopped for about half an hour on Wednesday morning and saw what there was to see. The Sigdal House, built … Continue reading

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