Video: The Elkhorn Ranch—Where Theodore Roosevelt Nurtured His Conservation Ethic

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Today the Elkhorn Ranch Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park is an overgrown parcel along the Little Missouri River. Foundation stones mark where young Theodore Roosevelt's ranch house stood, and iron stakes mark the location of the outbuildings.

Yet here, in the rugged badlands that rose up around the Little Missouri River, the young man from New York City became captivated not only with the ranching life, but with the scenery and wildlife it nurtured.

This short video produced by the National Park Service takes a look at the Elkhorn Ranch and Theodore Roosevelt.