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Billings in Yellowstone County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Teddy Roosevelt Visits the Depot - 1918

Historic Montana Avenue

 
 
Teddy Roosevelt Visits the Depot - 1918 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
1. Teddy Roosevelt Visits the Depot - 1918 Marker
Inscription.  An address delivered at the depot by former President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt in 1918 drew the largest gathering in the history of Billings to that point. Roosevelt's address encouraged local enlistment in support of the United States war effort. Armistice Day occurred about a month later on November 11, 1918, marking the end of World War I.
 
Erected by Downtown Billings Starts Here. (Marker Number 46.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsWar, World I.
 
Location. 45° 47.035′ N, 108° 29.951′ W. Marker is in Billings, Montana, in Yellowstone County. Marker is on Montana Avenue (Business Interstate 90) near North 23rd Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2310 Montana Avenue, Billings MT 59101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Northern Pacific Depot "Union Station" (a few steps from this marker); The Flood of 1937 (a few steps from this marker); The Billings Brewery - Opened in 1899 (within shouting distance
Teddy Roosevelt Visits the Depot - 1918 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
2. Teddy Roosevelt Visits the Depot - 1918 Marker
of this marker); The Yellowstone Garage - 1920 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Northern Pacific Depot - 1909 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sawyer Stores - 1928 (within shouting distance of this marker); Sawyer Stores (within shouting distance of this marker); Billings Townsite Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Billings.
 
More about this marker. Markers erected by Downtown Billings Starts Here are secure to streetlight standards and are only visible from the sidewalk provided they are not covered by a flower pot.
 
Teddy Roosevelt Speaking to the Crowd in Front of Union Station image. Click for full size.
By Billings Gazette
3. Teddy Roosevelt Speaking to the Crowd in Front of Union Station
Teddy Roosevelt Visits Billings image. Click for full size.
By Billings Gazette
4. Teddy Roosevelt Visits Billings
Former President Teddy Roosevelt visited Billings on Oct. 5, 1918, to rally support for World War I bonds. His black arm band may be a sign of mourning for his youngest child, Quentin, who was killed in aerial combat in France on July 14, 1918. The elder Roosevelt died three months after his Billings visit.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 4, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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