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Edith Roosevelt: Raising Eagles

Edith Carow Roosevelt was a mother of six when she became First Lady in 1901. The “Other” Mrs. Roosevelt Over the past seventy-five years or more, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt has eclipsed the name of the “other” Mrs Roosevelt, her … Continue reading

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John Hay, TR and Lincoln’s Hair

John Hay had just graduated from Brown University when he met Abraham Lincoln. Hay and Lincoln John Hay (1838-1905) was the nephew of Milton Hay, an Illinois attorney and friend of Abraham Lincoln, nominated in 1860 as the Republican candidate … Continue reading

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Roosevelt and Remington: The Cowboy and the Sculptor

Theodore Roosevelt was an unlikely cowboy. Frederic Remington was an unlikely sculptor of the West. Roosevelt the Cowboy Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)was a wealthy New Yorker by birth and upbringing. A nearsighted and asthmatic child, he overcame much of his frailty … Continue reading

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Ethel Roosevelt: TR’s Other Little Girl

All Theodore Roosevelt’s children had some of his qualities, but Ethel was more like her mother than any of them.   Ethel Carow Roosevelt, The Second Daughter Ethel Roosevelt (1891-1977) was seven years younger than her half-sister Alice, and surrounded … Continue reading

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The Three Lives of Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt was only 60 years old when he died. The country was stunned. How could TR allow himself to be blindsided by the Grim Reaper? TR’s Death The real truth was that TR, the poster-boy for the strenuous life, … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt

The trick question is “what was Eleanor Roosevelt’s maiden name?” It was Roosevelt. She was Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt Eleanor Roosevelt: Poor Little Rich Girl Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) was a patrician-born New Yorker. Her father was Theodore’s brother Elliott, … Continue reading

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Monticello and Sagamore Hill: Connected in Essence

Presidential homes usually provide the essence of the men who lived there, but none better than Monticello and Sagamore Hill. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello Thomas Jefferson was a Renaissance man of the Enlightenment.  He somehow managed to compress half a dozen … Continue reading

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