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Platt National Park - A Delightful Surprise: Notes from the National Park Vagabond

Apr 20, 2017

I spent a pleasant spring weekend in Platt National Park near Sulphur, Oklahoma, created in 1906 during Theodore Roosevelt’s administration. 

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Posted by Valerie Naylor on Apr 20, 2017 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

In Search of Teddy Crombie: The Later Years

Apr 10, 2017

A young admirer of Theodore Roosevelt, Teddy Crombie, wrote him from Pompeys Pillar, Montana, in 1912. Who was this young man, and what happened to him?

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Posted by Sharon Kilzer and Shanna Shervheim on Apr 10, 2017 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

In Search of Teddy Crombie: The Crombies in Dickinson

Apr 07, 2017

A young admirer of Theodore Roosevelt, Teddy Crombie, wrote him from Pompeys Pillar, Montana, in 1912. Who was this young man, and what happened to him?

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Posted by Sharon Kilzer and Shanna Shervheim on Apr 07, 2017 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

In Search of Teddy Crombie: Who is Teddy?

Apr 05, 2017

A young admirer of Theodore Roosevelt, Teddy Crombie, wrote him from Pompeys Pillar, Montana, in 1912. Who was this young man, and what happened to him?

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Posted by Sharon Kilzer and Shanna Shervheim on Apr 05, 2017 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Dare to Compete Against TR in Writing

Feb 09, 2017

I’m fascinated by books and writing. TR’s correspondence offers a glimpse into publication history and who gets to tell a story in print.

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on Feb 09, 2017 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)  |  Share this post

El Morro National Monument: Notes from the National Park Vagabond

Jan 27, 2017

El Morro National Monument, established on December 8, 1906, may be the second national monument proclaimed by Theodore Roosevelt after the passage of the Antiquities Act.  (Devils Tower in Wyoming was the first.)  TR established three monuments that day - Petrified Forest, Montezuma Castle, and El Morro.  Nobody knows which he proclaimed first, but the last two superintendents of El Morro have assured me, with a wink, that El Morro must have been the first one of the day.

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Posted by Valerie Naylor on Jan 27, 2017 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

TR and the American Family

Dec 08, 2016

I wonder what TR would say about the state of the American family – and by extension, the state of the country itself – in 2016?

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Posted by Cali Neuberger on Dec 08, 2016 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Theodore Roosevelt's Wild Ride to the Presidency: Part 2

Nov 22, 2016

On September 13, news that President McKinley was failing reached Vice President Roosevelt as he was coming down from the mountain at Lake Tear-of-the-Clouds. News had already taken some time to reach him, but Roosevelt calmly continued to eat his dinner. He had no intention of returning to Buffalo unless he was really needed. Upon receiving another message, he made plans to leave the next day. The last message, received at 10 p.m., indicated that the president was dying, and thus Roosevelt began his famous dash through the night to Buffalo.

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Posted by Ashley Zengerski on Nov 22, 2016 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Theodore Roosevelt's Wild Ride to the Presidency: Part 1

Nov 15, 2016

In 1901, a series of events in Buffalo unfolded that pushed Vice President Theodore Roosevelt into the presidency. This two-part blog post will illustrate the tumultuous turn of events that began at the Pan-American Exposition.

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Posted by Ashley Zengerski on Nov 15, 2016 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Notes from the National Park Vagabond: Mesa Verde National Park

Oct 28, 2016

Mesa Verde was the first national park set aside primarily for its cultural resources. The previous nine national parks were created for their outstanding scenery or natural resources. Today, there are numerous national parks and monuments set aside for their contributions to our cultural heritage.

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Posted by Valerie Naylor on Oct 28, 2016 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post
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