Dakota Heartstrings
My North Dakota Diary
Billings County
'Billings County was named in honor of the Hon. Frederick Billings, president of the Northern Pacific Railroad, and one of the largest landowners in the northwest. Medora, the county seat, is situated on the Little Missouri River which traverses the county from north to south, and is on the main line of the Northern Pacific Railway. There is an abundance of lignite coal all over the county. Billings and Medora will be remembered by all citizens as once the home of ex-President Roosevelt; many of his well known books having been written in the little log cabin home on the 'Chimney Butte Ranch," near Medora. This log cabin is now the property of the state, and stands on the grounds at the Capitol.'
Source: North Dakota Blue Book -- 1942