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“I would not have been President had it not been for my experience in North Dakota.”
-Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

Image provided courtesy of the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University and the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs division

In 1883, Theodore Roosevelt came to the Dakota Territory to hunt buffalo but found himself captivated by the land and its people.  Between 1883 and 1887, he owned two ranches where he spent most of his time working the land and living the cowboy life.  He grew physically and mentally strong in those years and later said, “It was here that the romance of my life began.”

We invite you to travel west to North Dakota and experience it for yourself.  Join us in Bismarck on October 10-14, 2014 and explore – new ideas, new people, new places.