Monday, July 6, 2009

July 2

We left Miles City, Montana headed for Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. On the way we stopped at Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site. This was a fort and trading post on the Missouri River where the Indians traded their pelts for manufactured goods in the early 1800’s. The fort was torn down and the materials used to enlarge a nearby fort at the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers. The National Park Service rebuilt the fort based on paintings and historical documents. Then we went to the Missouri – Yellowstone Confluence State Historic Site. After that we drove to the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. There was a herd of buffalo milling around the visitor center at the front gate. We set up the trailer in the Juniper Campground. There was another Casita there. We talked to its owners, Roger and Carla from upstate New York. At 9 PM we went to a ranger talk at the amphitheater about Teddy Roosevelt and the boat thieves.

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