Mandan couple recreates Medora wishing well


About 600 volunteers will be flooding Medora this Summer, and some them are already making an impression.

Over the Winter a couple out of Mandan, Duey and Char Marthaller, spent their spare time creating a replica of Harold and Sheila Schafer’s wishing well in Medora.

The old one was worn down and falling part, and the new one is taking it’s place this Summer.

The wishing well was in the Schafer’s backyard when they lived in Medora.

The Medora Foundation considers the Schafer’s a part of Medora’s history and tradition, as much as Theodore Roosevelt.

“The wishing well has been here as long as we can remember. Its been here forever as far as we know. It was just part of what you see when you come to Medora. It is part of the Schafer Center. It is part of the yard where Harold and Sheila lived,” said Char Marthaller.

The Schafer’s invested most of their assets to preserve and promote Medora.

Harold Schafer passed away in 2001, and Sheila Schafer in 2016.

The Medora Foundation is considering filling the wishing well bucket with Sheila’s favorite flowers.

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