Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Theodore Roosevelt in Freeport, Illinois, in 1910.

After leaving the presidency in 1909, Theodore Roosevelt returned to Freeport on Thursday, September 8, 1910, to speak at a picnic to benefit the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen held in Taylor Park.
Theodore Roosevelt standing on a table giving a speech.
Roosevelt, who was welcomed by Mayor W.T. Rawleigh, mounted a table and addressed a large crowd on the need for better citizenship and clean government.
Theodore Roosevelt is seated in the center for dinner.


Compiled by Dr. Neil Gale, Ph.D.

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