Chateau de Mores

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The Chateau de Mores is a rustic but aristocratic 26-room mansion located within the Chateau de Mores State Historic Site located just southwest of Medora, North Dakota, a town preserved to look as it did in the 1800s. The mansion was built by the Marquis de Mores, a French aristocrat, for his bride Medora von Hoffman of New York who arrived in the spring 1884. The Marquis de Mores tried to build a meat-packing empire, with the help of the wealthy Baron von Hoffman, in North Dakota, where he built houses, business, a Catholic church, cattle and sheep ranches and the Medora-Deadwood (S.D.) Stagecoach line. His meat-packing business collapsed in 1886. The house was visited by wealthy and famous guests, including PresidentTheodore Roosevelt. The Theodore Roosevelt National Park is nearby.