Editorial: A NMon at Elkhorn Ranch would honor man who "gave us the national parks as we know them"
Last week I wrote about the possibility that Theodore Roosevelt’s Elkhorn Ranch might be named a national monument. It makes sense, doesn’t it?
One of America’s greatest historical figures ranched and cowboyed among us for four years from 1883 to 1887. Roosevelt was America’s first cowboy president, one of the best-loved and best-respected of American leaders, one of the giants of the American conservation movement, and the president most emphatically associated with the American West.