Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Seth & Teddy

In which we meet a pair of great frontiersmen

The success of the exceptional HBO TV series, Deadwood, has revived interest in a great westerner, Seth Bullock, and in an oft-forgotten piece of Western history, the Black Hills Gold Rush of the 1870s.

Theodore Roosevelt, aguably among America's greatest presidents (and my personal favorite), met Bullock in North Dakota in 1884 while serving as deputy sheriff in Medora. The two became lifelong friends. After Roosevelt was elected president, Bullock, according Roosevelt biographer, Edmund Morris, served as bodyguard to the president on his trips west.

I hope to travel to Deadwood, South Dakota, in the early spring of next year.


Blogger BleuEyes52 said...

M2, make sure you go out of your way and stop in Mitchel SD and see the Corn Palace. This is the first year that they did not change the 30+ murals on the outside due to the drought. It is not to be missed.

5:20 PM  
Blogger M2 said...

Thanks, BlueEyes52.

11:10 AM  

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