“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Rough Riders

Rough Riders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 10, 2014
1. Rough Riders Marker
Inscription.  June 1, 1898, Col. Theodore Roosevelt and 170 of his Rough Riders (Indians, cowboys, policemen, clubmen, millionaires, etc.) welcomed here en route to Spanish-American War. There were 6 trains with men, horses and equipment of 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry.

One month later, San Juan Hill, Cuba, was taken.
Erected 1963 by the Pensacola Historical Society.
Location. 30° 25.039′ N, 87° 12.811′ W. Marker is in Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is at the intersection of East Wright Street and North Tarragona Street, on the right when traveling west on East Wright Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 East Wright Street, Pensacola FL 32501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Public School Building (was about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing. ); First Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Jewish House of Worship in Florida
Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 10, 2014
2. Marker Area
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Pensacola (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chase Street (approx. Ľ mile away); Fort George (approx. Ľ mile away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. Ľ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry on Rough Riders. (Submitted on March 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, Spanish-American
Theodore Roosevelt & the Rough Riders image. Click for full size.
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3. Theodore Roosevelt & the Rough Riders
Theodore Roosevelt image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
4. Theodore Roosevelt
This 1967 portrait of Theodore Roosevelt by Adrian Lamb after Philip de Lászlo's 1908 original hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.

“No one ever craved the presidency more than Theodore Roosevelt or used its powers more joyously. In early 1901, however, his rise toward that office was suddenly checked. Having gained national prominence as a civil service reformer, Spanish-American War hero, and reform-minded governor of New York, he was now relegated to being William McKinley's vice president. But McKinley's assassination several months later changed everything, and Roosevelt was soon rushing headlong into one of American history's most productive presidencies. By the time he left office in 1909, his accomplishments ranged from implementing landmark efforts to conserve the nation's disappearing natural heritage, to instituting some of the first significant curbs on the excesses of big business, to building the Panama Canal.

When Hungarian-born English artist Philip de Lászlo painted the original version of this portrait, he encouraged Roosevelt to have visitors chat with him during the sittings, apparently thinking that it made for a more animated likeness.” — National Portrait Gallery

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 639 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on October 24, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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