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The two RV Gypsies
strolled through the town of
Medora, North Dakota
(Billings County)
August 27, 2016

USA map showing location of MontanaUSA map showing location of Medora ND

welcome to North Dakota sign

historic Medora ND sign

The Visitor Center in Medora

giant sunflower

old S and H Green stamp sign

Below: Giant round coin plaques

giant Liberty 2016 coin

giant National Park Service sign

Medora ND post office

Cowboy Hall of Fame in Medora, ND

Below: sign and statues on the outside of the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Medora, ND

statues on the outside of the Cowboy Hall of Fame

statues on the outside of the Cowboy Hall of Fame

Below: close-up photo of the plaque underneath the above statues.

plaque outside of Cowboy Hall of Fame in Medora, ND

cowboy on a horse sttue

big monuement

Below: A tribute to Marquis de Mores - Antoine-Amédée-Marie-Vincent Manca Amat de Vallombrosa, Marquis de Morès et de Montemaggiore (June 14, 1858 – June 9, 1896), commonly known as the Marquis de Morès. He was a famous duelist, frontier ranch man in the Badlands of Dakota Territory during the final years of the American Old West era, a railroad pioneer in Vietnam, and an anti-Semitic politician in his native France.

A tribute to Marquis de Mores

Lee Duquette's reflection in the big silver ball

history clip art bookMarquis de Mores resigned from the French cavalry in 1882 and married Medora von Hoffman, sometimes called the Marquise. Soon thereafter, they moved to the ND Badlands to begin ranching, purchasing 44,500 acres for that purpose. He also opened a stagecoach business. He named his simple vernacular house in Medora, ND, the "Chateau de Mores"; it is preserved as a historic house there.

Marquis de Mores built a meat-packing plant in Medora, the town he founded in 1883 and named for his wife. The purpose of the meat-packing plant was to revolutionize the ranching industry by shipping refrigerated meat to Chicago by railroad, thus by-passing the Chicago stockyards. But the plant did not survive. Not long after, just as winter was settling in on the Badlands in 1886, de Mores and his wife left Medora for good. The short-lived reign of the Emperor of the Badlands was over.

Karen Duquette's reflection in the big silver ball

Lee Duquette's holding the big silver ball

Below: The "Chateau de Mores" mentioned in the paragraph above which is in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
One Photo from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chateau_de_Mores

Chateau de Mores

Marquis de Mores statue

country singer in the town plaza

statue of Marquis de Mores

country singer in the town plaza

Big TR teddy bear in a store

Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps

Big TR teddy bear in a store

plaque Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps

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