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The Nature of Politics: From Slanderer and Liar to Ally

Apr 26, 2016

A well-known cartoon by Homer Davenport depicts a reverent Uncle Sam clasping TR on the back. The cartoon is captioned, “He’s good enough for me.” Perhaps the cartoon contributed to TR securing his 1904 presidential win. TR writes to Davenport afterward, thanking him for the cartoon “with all my heart.” Mutual sentiment and respect it seems. Or was it?

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Posted by Pamla Kukla on Apr 26, 2016 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)  |  Share this post

Such a Big Dream, You Can't See It All

Apr 18, 2016

I discovered the photographer wasn’t just a family friend but the famous photographer Edward Curtis. If the name doesn’t click right away, his images and his legacy will. Curtis’ passion was photographing the vanishing Native American tribes of the United States.  The passion would possess him for 30 years and in the end drain him financially and emotionally.

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Posted by Pamla Kukla on Apr 18, 2016 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)  |  Share this post

2016 TR Symposium Image: The Infamous and Famous

Apr 11, 2016

The 2016 Theodore Roosevelt Symposium will examine Roosevelt as a campaigner. The official symposium image shows Silver Dollar Tabor, a young lady almost as (in)famous in the West as Theodore Roosevelt.

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Posted by Judy Nolte Temple and Pamela Pierce on Apr 11, 2016 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post