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A Study of Roosevelt's...Nose?

May 31, 2011

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According to The New York World in April of 1884, Roosevelt’s nose shows a benevolent nature and an investigative mind. The study of physiognomy was quite common in the late 19th and early 20th centuries which would explain why a study like this was published in the newspaper. Still, who knew we could learn so much from a person’s nose?!

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Posted by Krystal Thomas on May 31, 2011 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

The Western Brand of Roosevelt

May 25, 2011

Record of the brands used by Theodore Roosevelt on his ranches in North Dakota. 

Roosevelt was concluding a long speaking tour, ostensibly helping out other Republicans by bolstering their 1910 campaign efforts. He was never happier than when surrounded by well-wishers, and his old stomping grounds were full of them. Fargo’s population more than doubled with cheering supporters during Roosevelt’s short visit.

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Posted by Stacy Cordery on May 25, 2011 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Laying a Cornerstone

May 23, 2011

As part of his stopover in Fargo, former President Roosevelt laid the cornerstone at the brand-new Carnegie Library on the campus of Fargo College.

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Posted by Stacy Cordery on May 23, 2011 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Returning to Old Stomping Grounds

May 20, 2011

Detail from stereograph. This is Roosevelt delivering a speech in Mandan, North Dakota on his earlier 1903 tour of the West. 

Fargo, North Dakota, was barely more than a whistle-stop on his return trip to Oyster Bay, but he managed to give two important speeches, meet up with old friends, headline a parade, and express the memorable sentiment that he’d never have been president had it not been for his experiences in North Dakota when he was a young man.

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Posted by Stacy Cordery on May 20, 2011 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Relating to Theodore Roosevelt as a College Student

May 11, 2011

Detail, Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anne Roosevelt Cowles. 24 Nov 1878. MS Am 1834 (151). Houghton Library. Harvard University. 

As I read through letters that Roosevelt wrote, mainly to his sister Anna Roosevelt Cowles, I couldn’t help but feel some connection with him. This may seem quite strange! What does a college student in 2011 have in common with Theodore Roosevelt? Well more than you would think actually. As hard as it may be to believe Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States of America, was very much your typical college student.

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Posted by Rayal McPeters on May 11, 2011 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Arbor Day is Here

May 06, 2011

On April 15, 1907, Theodore Roosevelt sent off this press release “to the school children of the United States.” He wrote to them on the occasion of Arbor Day, which in North Dakota, is celebrated today this year.

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Posted by Krystal Thomas on May 06, 2011 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post