De Mores Memorial Park – Medora ND

Description

In 1938, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed improvements at, and helped beautify, De Mores Memorial Park in downtown Medora ND. The city park improvement project was one of several beautification initiatives around Medora that depended on WPA work crews.

“WPA labor is being used with Ben Lantz acting as landscape architect,” a journalistic commentator remarked at the time. “Scoria walks are being built through the park. A fountain will be constructed and the whole area [e]nclosed with a stone wall fence, surmounted by iron grill work.”

The park remains an attraction and site of leisure and recreation for town residents.

Source notes

“Park Beautification Program for Medora,” Parks &Recreation, January 1938.

“De Mores Park – The Best Spot in Medora to Sprawl Out with a Good Book,” Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation. https://medora.com/do/history/de-mores-park/

Project originally submitted by Gray Brechin on June 6, 2022.

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Location Info


Main St.
Medora, ND 58645

Coordinates: 46.9144, -103.5255

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