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Edgemont in Fall River County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Teddy Roosevelts's Visit to Edgemont

 
 
Teddy Roosevelts's Visit to Edgemont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 10, 2012
1. Teddy Roosevelts's Visit to Edgemont Marker
Inscription. (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

(Side 2)
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.
 
Erected 2005 by Edgemont area and Minnehaha County Historical Societies.
 
Location. 43° 

Teddy Roosevelts's Visit to Edgemont Marker (<i>side 2</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 10, 2012
2. Teddy Roosevelts's Visit to Edgemont Marker (side 2)
17.905′ N, 103° 49.49′ W. Marker is in Edgemont, South Dakota, in Fall River County. Marker is on 2nd Avenue 0.1 miles south of F Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is located adjacent to white bandstand gazebo in Edgemont City Park. Marker is in this post office area: Edgemont SD 57735, United States of America.
 
Also see . . .
1. President Theodore Roosevelt;Edgemont - Presidential Chuckwagon.
This is a 7 X 9 photograph of a crowd of people outdoors near a table of food at an unidentified location. A man in the center of the photo appears to be Theodore Roosevelt. He and others are wearing ribbons on their jackets. photo is glued to cardboard. The back is not visible. (Submitted on April 23, 2016, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. President Roosevelt's western tour - Edgemont, S. D. Rough Riders. (Submitted on April 23, 2016, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismPoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
Teddy Roosevelts's Visit to Edgemont Marker (<i>view across the park</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 10, 2012
3. Teddy Roosevelts's Visit to Edgemont Marker (view across the park)
Edgemont City Park Bandstand / Gazebo image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 10, 2012
4. Edgemont City Park Bandstand / Gazebo
Marker can be seen just left of the gazebo
Edgemont City Park image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 10, 2012
5. Edgemont City Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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