Rockford in Winnebago County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
When President Theodore Roosevelt dedicated Memorial Hall on June 3, 1903, it marked the first time that a sitting Chief Executive of the United States had visited Rockford. (Both Lincoln and Grant had come here during the 19th century, but neither was then in elected office.) Roosevelt's 1903 visit occasioned a large patriotic celebration. Enthusiastic crowds lined his route through the city. Roosevelt would visit Rockford again in 1912 while running for president on the Bull Moose ticket and later in 1917 to address soldiers at Camp Grant.
Cuando Theodore Roosevelt dedicó el Memorial Hall el 3 de junio de 1903, fue la primera vez que un Presidente en el cargo había visitado Rockford. La visita de 1903 dio lugar a una gran celebración durante la que un gentío entusiasta se agolpó a lo largo de su ruta por la ciudad. Roosevelt visitaría Rockford otras dos veces en 1912 y 1917.
Erected by Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Location. 42° 10.957′ N, 89° 3.366′ W. Marker is in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2685 New Milford School Road, Rockford IL 61109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Black Hawk (here, next to this marker); Stephen Mack (here, next to this marker); Former Camp Grant Rifle Range (approx. ¼ mile away); Field Bunkers (approx. ¼ mile away); Memorial Hall (approx. 6½ miles away); Stillman's Run Battle Site Memorial (approx. 8.1 miles away); Stillmans Defeat (approx. 8.1 miles away); The Stinson House (approx. 13.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockford.
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