Roosevelt Riding a Moose: 1912 Political Fakery

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From Joe K & Deborah T:


Myths debunked: Sadly, Theodore Roosevelt never rode a moose
by Heather Cole
blogs.law.harvard.edu
September 20, 2013

Many of Theodore Roosevelt’s adventures seem like something out of a tall tale: he survived an assassination attempt; nearly died while exploring the Amazonian jungle; and became the first president to drive a car and fly in a plane; among many others. Despite having been a larger-than-life figure, this is one thing that TR never did:

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Read the full article by Heather Cole, Assistant Curator of Modern Books & Manuscripts and Curator of the Theodore Roosevelt Collection