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Roosevelt's Contemporaries: Leonard Wood

Jan 30, 2014

A close friend of Theodore Roosevelt, Medal of Honor recipient, presidential candidate, and colonial administrator, Leonard Wood was born on October 9, 1860, in Winchester, New Hampshire.

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In His Own Words: Kitten Rescue

Jan 27, 2014

When Theodore Roosevelt was separated from his children, he wrote them enjoyable letters. These letters often included entertaining stories that he thought they may appreciate, such as the following anecdote regarding the rescue of a kitten.

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Serious Cartooning: Boer Lilliputian

Jan 23, 2014

Our new blog series will take a look at cartoons within the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. There are currently over 1,600 cartoons in the digital library, many of which were originally published in Puck magazine. These are often very detailed, featuring current events or cultural mores of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. In this blog series, staff from the Theodore Roosevelt Center will decipher the meaning behind some of these cartoons.

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Roosevelt's Contemporaries: James Wilson

Jan 14, 2014

James Wilson oversaw the modernization of agriculture in the United States, responding to scientific and industrial change by remaking and expanding the Department of Agriculture.

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In His Own Words: Designing Sagamore Hill

Jan 09, 2014

In 1915, a magazine named Country Life in America featured Sagamore Hill in one of its issues. In this passage, from a letter to the magazine's editor, Henry H. Saylor, Roosevelt described his part in the design of his home.

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Roosevelt's Contemporaries: Charles J Bonaparte

Jan 06, 2014

Charles J. Bonaparte served as attorney general throughout Theodore Roosevelt's term as United States President and then returned to his law practice in Maryland.

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