Outline overlaid on satellite image of North Dakota of the South Unit of the "badlands" with visibly rocky terrain and white capped peaks and numerous craggy valleys, with the Little Missouri River meandering through the western region on the South Unit

Good Lands for the 26th U.S. President

After a hunting trip in 1883, young Theodore Roosevelt was drawn to the desolate beauty of Dakota Territory badlands. View the full story

Credits: NASA Earth Observatory / Wanmei Liang