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2013-07-30 23:28:43

A geologist-led tour among the diverse rock types that can be found in the canyons, mesas, and badlands of Northern New Mexico. A journey through the three eras of visible life on Earth, and some of the most beautiful scenery in the Southwest. Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 Seven Directions Custom Tours announces an engaging journey through the vast geological history of Northern New Mexico, where the Southern Rocky Mountains, the Colorado Plateau, and the Basin and Range come...

2012-10-07 23:00:45

In response to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation´s recent healthy food and farming grant, Massage School San Diego has released a list of the best healthy crops to plant in the fall. Pine Ridge, SD (PRWEB) October 07, 2012 A group on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation recently received a $70,000 grant to advance farming and healthy food efforts for the Oglala Sioux tribe. In response, Massage School San Diego, a proponent of healthy living, raw organic foods and massage therapy schools...

2012-09-18 23:03:36

Original Green Distribution, one of the World´s leaders in sustainable, renewable and environmentally friendly building materials, has teamed with Alex White Plume and Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to design and build eco-friendly housing and community buildings. Prescott, WI (PRWEB) September 18, 2012 Original Green Distribution has officially announced plans to assist in the development of an extensive eco-community at Pine Ridge Reservation which is considered one of the...

2012-06-07 23:01:01

Today, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Theodore Roosevelt's Elkhorn Ranch in Billings County, North Dakota to its 2012 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places Washinton DC (PRWEB) June 07, 2012 This annual list spotlights important examples of the nation´s architectural, cultural and natural heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage. More than 230 sites have been on the list over its 25-year history, and in that time, only a handful...

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2009-08-05 06:15:00

A new technique might help locate looters who stole from Utah's collection of dinosaur bones, according to the Associated Press. In addition to making off with several valuable bones, the thieves also took hidden clues about a diplodocus dinosaur that walked the Earth 150 million years ago. "It's like pieces of a puzzle that are now gone," said Scott Williams, collections and exhibits manager at the Burpee Museum of Natural History. The bones were taken from the site near Hanksville last...

2008-08-28 18:00:30

By DAN ACKERMAN The past few weeks, like most outdoor enthusiasts, I have been soaking up the summer sun by trying to be outside as often as possible before the dreaded tundra temperatures return. I have been busy "playing" in the mighty Little Missouri Grasslands, primarily the Badlands portions near the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Our target was to scout elk with a brother-in-law and do some birding at the same time. Most of our endeavors began during the wee hours of the...

2008-08-05 18:00:19

Conservation groups want about 62,000 acres in North Dakota's Badlands to be off limits to oil and gas development. Their proposal also seeks to protect a 5,410-acre area of the Sheyenne National Grasslands in eastern North Dakota. Congress would have to approve the federal wilderness designation. Supporter Jan Swenson says conservation groups are forming the North Dakota Wilderness Coalition and hope to have legislation introduced next year. Swenson says the areas proposed for...

2008-07-28 09:00:55

Billings County wants to build a bridge or low water crossing over the Little Missouri River somewhere in the vicinity of Theodore Roosevelt's Elkhorn Ranch Site, which is located 35 miles north of Medora. There isn't a single bridge between Medora and the Long X Bridge on U.S. 85 near Watford City. That's a distance of 50 eagle and 70 automobile miles. Billings County wants to build the crossing mostly to facilitate the oil industry, but the project is mainly being sold to the public as a...

2008-07-27 12:00:32

By Geoff Gehman, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. Jul. 27--The biggest role of Elissa Piszel's theater career is one of the smallest. The Bethlehem native stands silent for four to five minutes in nothing but a slip and a cowboy hat. Her only act is to hand the hat to the man who tossed it into a self-dug grave, a former dealer of expensive Western paintings stranded in the Badlands with a dead horse that symbolizes his -- and America's -- dead dreams. The Young Woman is huge for Piszel...

2008-06-24 02:29:54

The New World, Academy Award(R) nominated director Terrence Malick's (The Thin Red Line, Days of Heaven) adventure-filled journey of discovery, will be released October 14 on DVD in a new amped-up Extended Cut. This edition of the critically-acclaimed, Oscar(R)-nominated epic recreating the turbulent first days of the new America now features more than 30 minutes of never-before-seen footage, heightening the viewing experience with more battles, more intensity and more visual splendor. Also...


Latest BADLANDS Reference Libraries

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
2013-04-18 01:20:13

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is located in western North Dakota in the United States. The park contains 70,446 acres of land that is separated into three distinct badland areas known as the Elkhorn Ranch Unit, the South Unit, and the North Unit. Roosevelt  first visited the area in 1883, while hunting for bison, and is said to have “fallen in love” with the badlands. After investing a large sum of money into the Maltese Cross Ranch, Roosevelt had his own cabin built, which he later...

Badlands National Park
2013-03-05 09:07:20

Badlands national Park is located in the southwest region of South Dakota. It holds 242,756 acres of land, with 64,144 acres comprising a protected wilderness area. The park was designated as a national monument in 1929 and established in 1939, but attained national park status in 1978. The Stronghold Unit area of the park is managed by the National Park Service and the Oglala Lakota tribe and holds many sights including those used for Ghost Dances in the 1890’s, a bomb and gunnery range...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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