Photo: Buffalo grazing Theodore Roosevelt National Park

North Dakota's rugged badlands and prairie landscape left a permanent mark on the man for whom the park shown here was later named. "I would not have been president, had it not been for my experience in North Dakota," wrote Teddy Roosevelt.

Photograph by Michael Melford

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