The park was established in 1947 nearly thirty years after his death to honor him and the area of the Badlands that he loved. Divided into three seperate divisions the park covers a good portion of western North Dakota. The North unit was too far away to for us to travel and the Elkhorn Ranch Unit is located between the North and South units. We decided the South unit was close enough to spend a few hours wandering through a loop that the park ranger said would take an hour and a half if we didn't stop along the way. Of course, you soon discover bison. And if you have been around them, they go pretty much where they want, when they want. Including just stopping in the middle of street.
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