Teddy Roosevelts's Visit to Edgemont

Teddy Roosevelts's Visit to Edgemont (HM1RVU)

Location: Edgemont, SD 57735 Fall River County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 17.905', W 103° 49.49'

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(Side 1)
President Theodore Roosevelt (T. R.) stopped in Edgemont on April 25, 1903 as part of a
western states tour. Hundreds were on hand to welcome him.
An old friend, Seth Bullock of Deadwood, arrived with him.
They were then taken by carriage to City Park to the bandstand draped in red, white, and blue bunting. T. R. spoke to the crowd and paid tribute to those pioneers who had tamed "the shaggy wilderness" of the Black Hills area.

Town society matrons had planned a banquet to honor the president.
However, a group of

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cowboys pulled their chuck-wagon to the bandstand and shouted, "Come on, Teddy, eat with us!" He joined them and while eating beans and bacon from a tin plate and washing his food down with coffee from a tin cup, T. R. happily recalled his ranching days on the Little Missouri River. The cowboys brought a horse to him, and he galloped down the street while they whooped it up and fired their six-shooters into the air.

T. R returned to his train when its whistle signaled, and the disappointed city dignitaries were left to dine without him.
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Year Placed2005
Placed ByEdgemont area and Minnehaha County Historical Societies
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 25th, 2016 at 9:07am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 595321 N 4794624
Decimal Degrees43.29841667, -103.82483333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 17.905', W 103° 49.49'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 17' 54.3" N, 103° 49' 29.4" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)605, 307, 308
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1948 2nd Ave, Edgemont SD 57735, US
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