Lindon (Woody) Wood always had a love of books and an interest in Theodore Roosevelt, but the time he spent in the badlands of North Dakota spurred his interest in TR and prompted him to collect books by and about him.
Sandi and Joe Frenzel have no regrets about cutting down an old-growth live cottonwood tree on their Little Missouri Cattle Ranch along the banks of the river where Theodore Roosevelt once rode. The tree is one of many harvested from heritage ranches in the North Dakota badlands that will be used to build the authentic reproduction of TR’s Elkhorn Ranch Cabin at the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library (TRPL) in Dickinson.
Duey and Char Marthaller recently donated a handcrafted desk to the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library (TRPL). It is an exact replica of the writing desk at which Theodore Roosevelt sat and wrote parts of four books and countless letters home during his mid-1880s sojourn in the badlands of Dakota Territory.
The smoky scent of cowboy coffee cooking over a campfire and the rhythmic sound of the crosscut saw working through cottonwood logs set the scene for the Roosevelt Elkhorn Festival on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. More than 300 people turned out to spend a mild and sunny autumn afternoon learning about the TR Presidential Library project and the rebuilding of the Elkhorn Ranch cabin at the site in Dickinson.
The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation (TRPLF) invites the public to join in the Roosevelt Elkhorn Festival on October 8, 2016, from 1 to 5 p.m. on the future site of the presidential library in Dickinson, ND.
The TRPLF plans to reconstruct Theodore Roosevelt’s Elkhorn Ranch cabin as the first structure on the library campus.