Friendship Monument

May 02, 2004


Provided by: Mike Barondeau, Edmunds Central School
Summary authors & editors: Mike Barondeau

The photo above was taken in May of last year and shows Friendship Monument on top of Mount Roosevelt (originally called Sheep Mountain), which is located just a little northwest of Deadwood, South Dakota. This monument was conceived by Captain Seth Bullock, western frontiersman, conservationist, first Sheriff of Deadwood and intimate friend of Theodore Roosevelt. It was dedicated on July 4, 1919 as the first memorial in the United States to the late president. From Mount Roosevelt it's possible to view the range lands north of the Black Hills, which extends all the way to North Dakota, where Roosevelt maintained his ranching operations during the 1880’s (near Medora, North Dakota).

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