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Aledo in Mercer County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Roosevelt Oak

 
 
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By Thomas Smith, April 13, 2021
1. The Roosevelt Oak Marker
Inscription.  This oak tree was planted on the grounds of the Roosevelt Military Academy during Homecoming festivities on November 5, 1938 as a memorial to former President Theodore Roosevelt. The tree was sent from Roosevelt's Sagamore Hills Estate at Oyster Bay, New York, by Mrs. Edith Roosevelt to commemorate Mr. Roosevelt's 80th birthday.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationGovernment & PoliticsHorticulture & ForestryNotable Events. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt, and the Historic Trees 🌲 series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is November 5, 1938.
 
Location. 41° 12.393′ N, 90° 45.285′ W. Marker is in Aledo, Illinois, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of Northwest 6th Street and Northwest 6th Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Northwest 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 609 NW 6th St, Aledo IL 61231, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Illinois Millitary School (here, next to this marker); Niles Hall / Transition (a few steps
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By Thomas Smith, April 13, 2021
2. The Roosevelt Oak
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from this marker); William and Vashti College (a few steps from this marker); The Slab (a few steps from this marker); In the beginning (a few steps from this marker); The Campus Today (a few steps from this marker); Roosevelt Military Academy (a few steps from this marker); Mercer County Soldiers' Monument (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aledo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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