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The Gifts of Quan Yick Nam

Jan 15, 2019

This post explores the connection between Theodore Roosevelt and a man named Quan Yick Nam, a well-known Chinese investigator and translator who helped the NYPD bring down countless criminals in Chinatown

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Posted by Karen Sieber on Jan 15, 2019 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

The Tramp Millionaire Rabbit Hole

Dec 13, 2018

Sometimes our curiosity sends us down the research rabbit hole, like this story about tramp millionaire George W. Eccleston.

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Posted by Karen Sieber on Dec 13, 2018 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Harry Kellar, Dean of American Magicians

Dec 08, 2018

Read about an excursion with the Roosevelt children and friends to a magic show by famed magician Harry Kellar, and find out if Ethel got back her jewelry after a sleight of hand trick.

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Posted by Karen Sieber on Dec 08, 2018 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Political Cartoonist Clifford K. Berryman and the Origin of the Teddy Bear

Nov 14, 2018

Political cartoonist Clifford K. Berryman was not only one of the most influential political cartoonists of his time, but he was also the creator of the teddy bear figure often associated with Roosevelt.

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Posted by Karen Sieber on Nov 14, 2018 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

The Mysterious Case of Lulu B. Grover's Will

Nov 08, 2018

In 1906, a woman named Lulu B. Grover poisoned herself and left her estate, and cat, to President Roosevelt.

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Posted by Karen Sieber on Nov 08, 2018 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Presidential Records as Personal Property

Oct 06, 2018

Prior to the Presidential Records Act, presidential records were considered the private property of the President.

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Posted by Gina Risetter on Oct 06, 2018 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Pinkertons on the Case Part 2

Oct 02, 2018

On December 30, 1905, nearly five years after Frank Steunenberg left office as Governor of Idaho, a bomb rigged to the gate of his house killed him.

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Posted by Gina Risetter on Oct 02, 2018 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Pinkertons on the Case Part 1

Sep 26, 2018

On January 2, 1906, former Governor Frank Steunenberg was laid to rest in the state of Idaho in a public ceremony. He had been murdered by a bomb nearly 5 years after he left office.

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Posted by Gina Risetter on Sep 26, 2018 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)  |  Share this post

A Message to Garcia, Part 4 - But what ever happened to…

Sep 17, 2018

Elbert Hubbert’s essay turned Andrew Summers Rowan into the 20th century equivalent of a viral celebrity. But what happened to him?

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Posted by Laura Le on Sep 17, 2018 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Ruzvelt Sez Spel Az Yu Pleez

Sep 13, 2018

"Had President Roosevelt declared war against Germany, he could not have caused more agitation in Washington,” a reporter for the Washington Times wrote in August 1906. What did Roosevelt do?

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Posted by Hannah Gramson on Sep 13, 2018 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post
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