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Happy Birthday to TR and a Celebration of Book Love

Oct 27, 2015

On Theodore Roosevelt’s birthday, we take a look back at one of his favorite things: books.

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on Oct 27, 2015 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

In His Own Words: Theodore Roosevelt Writes to Bob Ferguson

Oct 20, 2015

In October 1894, Roosevelt writes to his friend, Bob Ferguson, about the realities of ranching, as well as the impending winter. He also expresses a melancholy feeling after staying at his ranch house and seeing what it has become.

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on Oct 20, 2015 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Climbing Every Mountain

Oct 13, 2015

Theodore Roosevelt believed in spending time on activities that built strength and character. Several of his early letters describe his most memorable experiences developing those qualities, climbing mountains.

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Posted by Marlo Sexton on Oct 13, 2015 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)  |  Share this post

The Doctor's Opinion

Oct 09, 2015

Dr. Victor Hugo Stickney was a frontier doctor based in Dickinson, Dakota Territory. Not long after Stickney arrived in Dakota Territory and became fully acquainted with Western culture on the open range, he wrote a letter to his father, back at home in Vermont. Curiously, this letter, written in either 1883 or 1884, surfaced at the Dickinson Museum Center. The Museum Center staff were kind enough to transcribe this letter and share with us the doctor’s impressions of the Dickinson area, from the same years that Roosevelt first experienced the Dakota Territory and the Little Missouri Badlands.

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Posted by Marlo Sexton on Oct 09, 2015 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post