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The Invader of Fort Duckburg is a comic story written and drawn by Don Rosa. It features Scrooge McDuck, Matilda McDuck, Hortense McDuck, several Beagle Boys (including Blackheart Beagle), Theodore Roosevelt, three Junior Woodchuck (including Fulton Gearloose), Grandma Duck, Humperdink Duck, Quackmore Duck, Eider Duck and Daphne Duck. Theodore Roosevelt also utters "great jumping Jehoshaphat!".


1902. Scrooge finally settles in Duckburg, where his sister Hortense meets the hot-tempered farmer Quackmore Duck (later to become Donald's father). But he also locks horns with the Beagle Boys as well as Theodore Roosevelt, now president of the United States of America, whom the Junior Woodchucks call in as reinforcments after Scrooge threatens to burn down Fort Duckburg to make room for a money bin.


  • Teddy's Campaign (1994) is a deleted scene from this chapter, released in the form of storyboards.
  • Scrooge McDuck's acquisition, and subsequent discarding, of a Rolls-Regal Horseless Shay are shown, after being related by Scrooge in Carl Barks's Chugwagon Derby (1961).
  • Scrooge relates an anecdote about his time in the Transvaal previously featured as a flashback in Carl Barks's The Loony Lunar Gold Rush (1963).
  • This story depicts the Duck clan as inhabiting a different farm than the perennial Grandma Duck's Farm of the present-day comics, on the outskirts of Duckburg; the 1902 farm is instead located quite near to Killmotor Hill. No Trespassing (1952) had Grandma remarking that she had been using the road from her present-day Farm to the city “for fifty years”, consistent with Grandma moving to a more remote homestead in 1902 a short time after the events of The Invader of Fort Duckburg.

Behind the scenes

This story is Chapter 10 of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck. It was first printed in the Swedish special issue of Kalle Anka & Co #1994-10. It was first printed in English in the British Mickey & Friends #1994-10 (under the title The Invasion of Fort Duckburg) and was then reprinted in Uncle Scrooge #294, in Uncle Scrooge Adventures in Color by Don Rosa #4, in Book 5 of the Don Rosa Library, and, of course, in the various editions of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck.

List of episodes of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck
By Don Rosa
Side-Steps and Precursors
Of Ducks, Dimes and DestiniesLast Sled to DawsonThe Dream of a Lifetime
The Original Saga
I: The Last of the Clan McDuckII: The Master of the MississippiIII: The Buckaroo of the BadlandsIV: The King of the Copper Hill
V: The New Laird of Castle McDuckVI: The Terror of the TransvaalVII: Dreamtime Duck of the Never NeverVIII: King of the Klondike
IX: The Billionaire of Dismal DownsX: The Invader of Fort DuckburgXI: The Empire-Builder from CalisotaXII: The Richest Duck in the World
Bonus Chapters
III-B: The Cowboy Captain of the Cutty SarkVI-B: The Vigilante of Pizen Bluff
VIII-B: The Prisoner Of White Agony CreekVIII-C: Hearts of the Yukon
Deleted Scenes & Other Bonus Content
0: The History of the Clan McDuckIII: Cattle WarsVIII: The Phoenix of White Agony CreekX: Teddy's CampaignXI: The Girls Can't Help It
By Others
Bonus Chapters
I-XB: The Orphan's ChristmasVIII-XB: Dime NovelsVIII-XC: Clues of the KlondikeVIII-XD: Christmas on Wheels
Side-Steps & Homages
The Time VortexScrooge vs. Scrooge
Precursors & Inspirations
Christmas on Bear MountainThe Old Castle's SecretOnly a Poor Old ManBack to the KlondikeThe Fantastic River RaceMush!
Black WednesdayNorth of the YukonThe Invisible IntruderThe Secret of the GlacierChairman of the Bored
An Informal Biography of Scrooge McDuckMark Worden's Duck Family TreeOnce Upon a Dime
The Life ands Times of Scrooge McDuck: The Official Score
DuckTales 2017
The Golden Lagoon of White Agony PlainsThe Outlaw Scrooge McDuckThe Richest Duck in the World