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Little Rock in Pulaski County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Roosevelt Visits Little Rock

 
 
Roosevelt Visits Little Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
1. Roosevelt Visits Little Rock Marker
Inscription.  On October 25, 1905, Theodore Roosevelt became only the second sitting president to visit our state. His visit was a key stop on a southern tour following the election of 1904 in which he was elected easily but failed to win any states of the former Confederacy. Arriving by train in Argenta, Roosevelt met with prominent Arkansans during his visit. Little Rock welcomed the president with a crowded parade down Main Street ending with a public ceremony on these grounds.
 
Erected by Members of the Theodore Roosevelt Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt series list.
 
Location. 34° 44.265′ N, 92° 15.937′ W. Marker is in Little Rock, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker can be reached from East 9th Street. Located behind the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 503 East 9th Street, Little Rock AR 72202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Roosevelt Visits Little Rock Marker looking north toward the MacArthur History Museum. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
2. Roosevelt Visits Little Rock Marker looking north toward the MacArthur History Museum.
. In Memory of United Spanish War Veterans (here, next to this marker); MacArthur Park World War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Douglas MacArthur (within shouting distance of this marker); 206th Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft) Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mehlburger Markers (within shouting distance of this marker); United Spanish War Veterans Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); The Camden Expedition (within shouting distance of this marker); The Little Rock Arsenal (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Rock.
 
Theodore Roosevelt, a year before his visit. image. Click for full size.
By Public domain, 1904
3. Theodore Roosevelt, a year before his visit.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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