Teddy Roosevelt

Few know that my favourite U.S. president, and probably my most favourite historical figure, is Theodore Roosevelt. This post is just a reminder for me to write more about him when I have the time, but for now, I’m going to quote Wikipedia for one case of why I think Ted rocks:

Roosevelt built a second ranch he named Elk Horn thirty five miles (56 km) north of the boomtown, Medora, North Dakota. On the banks of the “Little Missouri,” Roosevelt learned to ride, rope, and hunt. Roosevelt rebuilt his life and began writing about frontier life for Eastern magazines. As a deputy sheriff, Roosevelt hunted down three outlaws who stole his river boat and were escaping north with it up the Little Missouri River. Capturing them, he decided against hanging them and sending his foreman back by boat, he took the thieves back overland for trial in Dickinson, guarding them forty hours without sleep and reading Tolstoy to keep himself awake. When he ran out of his own books he read a dime store western one of the thieves was carrying.

A real man’s man.



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