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Teddy Roosevelt arrived at the Great Northern Depot in Wallace, Idaho on May 26, 1903. He was presented with a souvenir in a pyramid shape inscribed with a dedication to him, and saying, "The Gold, Silver, Lead and Copper in this Souvenir were extracted from the mines of the Coeur d'Alenes" (quoted from "Historic Wallace, Idaho and My Unforseen Ties" by Tony Bamonte). His speech that day addressed the importance of education, the brave deceased men of the Civil War, and the Spanish American War. Before he left, he was entertained at the home of Levi and May Arkwright Hutton. His next stop was Spokane's Patsy Clark Mansion. It was the first time that a sitting president had visited Spokane.
Photo: Teddy Roosevelt greets crowds from an automobile in 1910, courtesy of the Richards Family Archives.
Read "A Tale of Two Presidents" by John Richards in the May-June issue of Nostalgia Magazine.
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