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Asian Expeditions

Jun 28, 2013

Ted and Kermit Roosevelt made an impact on history with two expeditions to Asia that would have made their father jealous.

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Posted by Grant Carlson on Jun 28, 2013 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)  |  Share this post

In His Own Words: Mayhem in Mingusville

Jun 25, 2013

In a long letter to Secretary of State John Hay, Theodore Roosevelt relates two incidents that occurred in a Mingusville hotel during his time as a Dakota rancher. True to his wishes, Roosevelt really did experience the Wild West in what he considered the last true frontier.

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Posted by Grant Carlson on Jun 25, 2013 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Prairie Thickets

Jun 22, 2013

Reading Theodore Roosevelt's correspondence from Dakota territory makes me think of home.

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Posted by Keri Youngstrand on Jun 22, 2013 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

The Arid West - The Newlands Reclamation Act of 1902

Jun 17, 2013

Theodore Roosevelt signed the Newlands Reclamation Act into law on this day in 1902. Perhaps his early experiences in the arid west encouraged him to push so hard for its passage when became president.

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Posted by Shanna Shervheim on Jun 17, 2013 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)  |  Share this post

Questions for the Future

Jun 14, 2013

Dr. Lewis Gould’s newly-released book, Edith Kermit Roosevelt: Creating the Modern First Lady, makes room for reinterpretation of a woman who has enjoyed public perception “verging near secular sainthood” for her role as a first lady. 

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Posted by Shanna Shervheim on Jun 14, 2013 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Permission to Publish

Jun 11, 2013

At the TR Center, our primary goal is to share the entirety of works related to Theodore Roosevelt with the public, but often the Center is not able to publish items online because they are still under copyright.

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Posted by Shanna Shervheim on Jun 11, 2013 in Digital Library  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

To Preserve and Protect: The Antiquities Act

Jun 07, 2013

One hundred and seven years ago tomorrow Theodore Roosevelt signed the Act for the Preservation of American Antiquities. A few months later he first exercised the executive power provided by the law to declare Devils Tower in northeastern Wyoming the first National Monument.

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Posted by Shanna Shervheim on Jun 07, 2013 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

A Budding Naturalist

Jun 05, 2013

Theodore Roosevelt’s love affair with nature began when he was a very young child and continued throughout his life. His early journals, written in as yet untamed cursive, provide plenty of evidence that he had a keen interest in the world around him on many levels.

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Posted by Shanna Shervheim on Jun 05, 2013 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

A Risky Venture

Jun 01, 2013

When Theodore Roosevelt left the Dakota badlands after several weeks of hunting in the fall of 1883, he was enamored of the landscape, the people and the potential for profit. He was feeling robustly healthy and self-assured. The stage was set for him to venture into something even more risky – the cattle business.

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Posted by Shanna Shervheim on Jun 01, 2013 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post