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Theodore Roosevelt and the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

Mar 16, 2019

Read about President Theodore Roosevelt's St. Patrick's Day trip to New York City in 1905 in this week's blog.

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Posted by Karen Sieber on Mar 16, 2019 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

John Avery McIlhenny: Rough Rider and Hot Sauce Head Honcho

Mar 10, 2019

John Avery McIlhenny was not only a famed Rough Rider and Louisiana politician, but he was also the head of a hot sauce empire. Read more about one of Roosevelt's closest friends in this week's blog post.

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Posted by Karen Sieber on Mar 10, 2019 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler

Mar 04, 2019

In today's blog post we retrace Alice Roosevelt's 1903 Mardi Gras trip. Although she was the guest of honor at many events, not everyone was happy about Roosevelt's trip. Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

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Posted by Karen Sieber on Mar 04, 2019 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Honoring Colonel Charles Young

Feb 28, 2019

To wrap up Black History Month we're featuring Colonel Charles Young, the highest ranking African American in the military during Roosevelt's lifetime, and the nation's first black national park superintendent.

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Posted by Karen Sieber on Feb 28, 2019 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

State Dinner for the Prince

Feb 22, 2019

On February 24, 1902, President Roosevelt hosted a state dinner to honor the visit of Prince Heinrich of Germany. I dug into our digital library to learn more about the notable event, Roosevelt's thoughts on etiquette, and Alice's role christening the imperial yacht.

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Posted by Karen Sieber on Feb 22, 2019 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Celebrating George Washington

Feb 18, 2019

For Presidents' Day we're examining Theodore Roosevelt’s own celebration of our nation’s first president, George Washington

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Posted by Karen Sieber on Feb 18, 2019 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

A Memorial for the Rough Riders: One Wife's Dedication

Feb 11, 2019

At the turn of the century, Lillian Capron started the Rough Riders National Monument Society to commemorate the men who lost their lives, including her husband, Captain Allyn Kissam Capron.

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Posted by Karen Sieber on Feb 11, 2019 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

The Two Worlds of John Orien Crow

Jan 28, 2019

John Orien Crow, Commissioner of Indian Affairs under President John F. Kennedy, rose to fame decades earlier as a Native American football player for the (then) Boston Redskins.

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Posted by Karen Sieber on Jan 28, 2019 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

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
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