Recently, we finished reviewing the small collection of items we have from Mount Rushmore National Memorial. This collection mostly consists of photographs of the Roosevelt face in various stages of completion during its sculpting. However, one photo caught my eye as I worked my way through the collection and I thought I would share it. Seems the local wildlife wanted to get an up-close and personal view of their new neighbors!
Recently a collection of articles from the Dickinson Press crossed my desk. They were written by the Honorable Alfred White who was one of the earliest residents of Dickinson, North Dakota and published in several editions of the Dickinson Press from August 1931 to January 1932. One of his articles mentioned a man who lived and ranched in the Medora area during the time Theodore Roosevelt was founding the Maltese Cross ranch. The man, Arthur Clark Huidekoper, was very much like Theodore Roosevelt.
It’s that time of year again! The Sixth Annual Theodore Roosevelt Symposium here at Dickinson State University will be held October 27-30. It is bigger than ever this year as it is combined with the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Theodore Roosevelt Association.
The death of President William McKinley on September 14, 1901, in Buffalo, New York, was unexpected. President McKinley had been shot by an assassin on September 6 while attending the Pan-American Exposition. He had been expected to make a full recovery from his injuries. As there was little fear for the president’s life, his vice president, Theodore Roosevelt, went back to his vacation with his family in the Adirondacks.
If you happen to be in the vicinity of Bard College in Annandale-On-Hudson, New York sometime between September 14 to October 12, please stop into the Charles P. Stevenson Library for The Presidential Election of 1912 in Cartoons exhibit featuring cartoons from the Marc H. Miller Collection of Theodore Roosevelt Cartoons.
92 years after Roosevelt’s death, a life-size bronze sculpture of Theodore Roosevelt will be dedicated in Dickinson, North Dakota. The artist is Tom Bollinger, a Dickinson State University alum whose bronze foundry has earned a national reputation.
On September 5, 1905, the Portsmouth Treaty was signed in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and the Russo-Japanese war officially ended. The war was fought over Japanese and Russian spheres of influence in Korea and Manchuria and over control of Port Arthur.