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Theodore Roosevelt / William Howard Taft

 
 
Theodore Roosevelt / William Howard Taft Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 7, 2010
1. Theodore Roosevelt / William Howard Taft Marker
Inscription.  
Theodore Roosevelt
Former President Theodore Roosevelt addressed a large crowd from these steps on May 16, 1912. He was introduced by C. B. De Weese.

William Howard Taft
President William Howard Taft was the first sitting President to visit Sidney. He spoke from this location on May 23, 1912. Taft was escorted by local politician David Oldham.
 
Erected by Shelby County Historical Society and Shelby County GOP.
 
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, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #27 William Howard Taft series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1953.
 
Location. 40° 17.102′ N, 84° 9.338′ W. Marker is in Sidney, Ohio, in Shelby County. Marker is on Main Street (Ohio Route 29/47), on the left when traveling north. Marker is on the east steps of the Shelby County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 129 E Court Street, Sidney OH 45365, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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walking distance of this marker. The Shelby County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Sidney and Shelby County Millenium Monument (a few steps from this marker); Operation Desert Storm Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Shelby County World War I - World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Bicentennial (within shouting distance of this marker); Shelby County Korean Conflict / Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Shelby County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); General Isaac Shelby (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sidney.
 
Also see . . .  1912 United States presidential election. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 3, 2024, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Theodore Roosevelt / William Howard Taft Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 7, 2010
2. Theodore Roosevelt / William Howard Taft Marker
The Shelby County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
3. The Shelby County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2024. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,522 times since then and 148 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on March 13, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Jul. 22, 2024