First Impressions of Curious Formations – TR Arrives in the Badlands
May 22, 2013
When TR arrived in Little Missouri in September of 1883 to hunt for buffalo, he was stunned by the wild, rough terrain, and yet curiously taken with it. There is a desolate, eerie, beauty in the badlands of North Dakota, where weather, time of day, and time of year create ever-changing color and shadow plays on the stratus of the unusual rock formations.
The Building of a Home
May 18, 2013
Shelter is necessary for the survival of the body, and houses provide that shelter; the building of a home, however, is a more tender necessity that sustains the heart.
Dry in Dakota
May 15, 2013
The Plains are in a drought, and one that has crept slowly and steadily northward from its epicenter in the south, which has been without adequate moisture for several years.
Going the Distance
May 10, 2013
People say many things about distance, like “The shortest distance between two points is a straight line,” or “The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult,” or “It is easy to be brave from a safe distance,” to name just a few.
Little Johnny Schick
April 23, 2013
According to correspondence received by the TR Center from Johnny Schick’s granddaughter, Maggie Wright, stories about TR and “little” Johnny were part of the family lore passed down from generation to generation in the Schick household. Apparently, Johnny was not always very well behaved in church.
It's not what you know, it's who you know-or is it?
April 19, 2013
Theodore Roosevelt was inundated with solicitations from friends and acquaintances asking him to appoint them, their sons, their brothers, or perhaps even their brothers’ friends to government positions during his administrations. How did he handle those asking for favors and sometimes downright handouts?
A Point of Honor
April 10, 2013
To Theodore Roosevelt, honor was synonymous with the way a man should live his life: with honesty, integrity and, well, honor. He also expected honorable behavior from the men he put into public office.
April 05, 2013
It is almost refreshing to find that Theodore Roosevelt had as hard a time controlling his temper as most of us do when faced with intrusions on our privacy.
Dresden Literary American Club
March 05, 2013
Theodore Roosevelt is not known for his fiction, but at least one example from his childhood is worth a read.
The President's son is ill
February 26, 2013
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., received well wishes from around the world when he was down with pneumonia during his father's first term as President.