Remarks of President Roosevelt at Raymond, California, May 15, 1903
Theodore Roosevelt begins by stating that he did not expect to speak today, and therefore he asks his listeners to excuse his "costume." He is dressed for a visit to Yosemite National Park with John Muir. He then highlights the beauty and prosperity of California. Having visited the state for the first time, he now understands why it is important for the nation to invest in its development, even proportionately higher investment than in any other state. He ends by commenting on the people and the duties of citizenship, which are the same throughout the nation: leading lives with a spirit of decency, courage, and common sense.
Remarks of President Roosevelt at Raymond, California, May 15, 1903.
Theodore Roosevelt Papers.
Library of Congress Manuscript Division.
Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University.
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U.S. President - 1st Term (September 1901-February 1905)
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