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"Ranger Swap" Program Scheduled At Chateau De Mores State Historic Site


MEDORA, N.D. — The public is invited to participate in “Ranger Swap” on July 23 and August 6 at the Chateau de Mores State Historic Site and the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in Medora. The free 30-minute program is a partnership between the two destinations, and programs will begin at 10:30 a.m. MT at each site.

Guests at the Chateau will participate in a nature hike around the site to learn about the badlands and how the landscape affected ranchers like the Marquis de Mores. The hike will be easy to moderate difficulty and led by Amy McCann, district interpreter for Theodore Roosevelt National Park South Unit. In case of rain, a program about the badlands landscape will be provided in the Chateau’s Interpretive Center.

Guests at Theodore Roosevelt National Park will participate in a Cowboy Culture Wayside where they will learn how ranchers, like the Marquis and Teddy Roosevelt, operated in the badlands. Participants will interact with objects related to the cowboy lifestyle, such as a saddle, chaps, and lasso, as well as learn about the branding process and create their own brand. This will be led by Tawnya Bulger, historical interpreter at the Chateau, and located in the park’s Visitor Center.

For more information, contact Anna Killian, 701-623-4355. The Chateau de Mores is a state historic site managed by the State Historical Society of North Dakota. The Chateau de Mores site and Interpretive Center near Medora is open daily, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (MT). Find additional upcoming educational programs sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota at


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