Aug 092015
 
1Day 33 - Beach to Richardton 07.08.2015
147,6 91,714 2810,4 1746,30 23,9 17,77 906 20146 13 - 33
This was a long ride with a strong tailwind I took full advantage of. Still I had a lot of interesting impressions. Around 9.30 I got to Medora, an important hostorial town in ND. Just to name a few highlights: The Chateau de Mores in Medora, North Dakota, United States, is a historic home built by the Marquis de Mores in 1883 as a hunting lodge and summer home for his family and guests. The Marquis tried install a new method of selling meat to the big cities in the East by slaughtering the cattle first and then shuipping the cooled meat by train. Good idea, but he still lost a fortune bcause the markets did not accept his idea. Theodore Roosevelt was a neighbor and competitor of the Marquis de Mores, the Roosevelt Park is another highlight; Every year you have a new Musical celebrating the Old West ...; Personally, I had a wonderful breakfast in one of the Old West Restaurants in town and then went in to see the Western Heritage Museum with its interesting timeline on the settling process after the "Homesteading Act", the Indians' way of life and the history of the Rodeo as a sport. Souce: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chateau_de_Mores   and http://www.medora.com/ When I got to Richardton I found there wasn't any campground, so I took a motel. An uncle of mine, Ludwig Böhme, had informed me earlier that he had undertaken a trip to narby HAZEN in 1983 in his plane, thereby making Hazen airport an "international" airport. Well, he and his wife had come to visit acquaintances from a few years earlier who had stayed in Hamburg, Germany with them in an exchange program. The article below was published in 1983. I took the opportunity to look up Mrs. Violet Isaak in her Hazen home where I was warmly received by this wonderful lady.   046 Hazenzeitung  
 
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