Friday, April 4, 2008

Theodore Roosevelt sits high on his white horse!

As we were discussing in class about the government riding in on its white horse, here is the man himself Teddy Roosevelt.

This photo - circa 1903: U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919) sits atop a horse, laughing, as he and some other men prepare to enter Yellowstone, Wyoming. A railroad car sits behind them. Roosevelt was a leader in conservation policy, increasing federal land reserves under the Forest Reserves Act (1891) from 40 million to 200 million acres by the end of his second term. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

1 comment:

Megan said...

In class on Friday, Professor Tantillo mentioned that there is often a mix of rumor and truth surrounding heroic figures like Teddy Roosevelt. My history teacher in high school told us that once while Roosevelt was hunting, he was thrown from his horse, flying forward over the horse's head and landing hard on the ground. He broke a bone in his arm so badly that it was sticking out. However, good old Teddy simply took his belt and cinched the bone back in, and THEN, before going to the hospital, he finished his hunting trip and delivered a speech.

Maybe this story has been exaggerated a bit over the years, but it's fun to believe anyway, especially when you see Teddy sitting high atop his white horse.