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Theodore Roosevelt's Last Speech

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 16, 2020
1. Theodore Roosevelt's Last Speech Marker
Inscription.  
Near this spot (Theodore Roosevelt) delivers his last address on a college campus,

October 5-1918

"This is the kind of school that builds character and trains for the highest type of leadership. It is out from there vast open spaces of the Northwest and from the valleys of those magnificent mountains yonder that the big broad-minded, virile leaders of America must come."
(A quotation from his speech) "The Greatest Sport on Earth Is Fighting for the Right.(")
T.R.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events.
 
Location. 45° 47.827′ N, 108° 33.215′ W. Marker is in Billings, Montana, in Yellowstone County. Marker is on Poly Drive near 17th Street West. The marker is on the Rocky Mountain College campus in front of the Bair Family Student Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1511 Poly Drive, Billings MT 59102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arnold Graf House (approx. one mile away); McMullen Hall (approx. 1˝ miles away); 1145 North 32 Street (approx.
Theodore Roosevelt's Last Speech Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 16, 2020
2. Theodore Roosevelt's Last Speech Marker
1.6 miles away); 1131 North 32 Street (approx. 1.6 miles away); 1147 North 31 Street (approx. 1.6 miles away); 1143 North 31 Street (approx. 1.7 miles away); 1111 North 32 Street (approx. 1.7 miles away); 1109 North 32 Street (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Billings.
 
Theodore Roosevelt at the site of his Last Speech. image. Click for full size.
By Billings Gazette
3. Theodore Roosevelt at the site of his Last Speech.
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 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 14, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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