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San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Menger Bar

 
 
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By R. C.
1. Menger Bar Marker
Inscription. Exact replica of pub in London's House of Lords. Theodore Roosevelt recruited "Rough Riders" here in 1898. Site of more cattle deals than any other place in Texas and San Antonio's oldest continuously operated saloon.
 
Location. 29° 25.483′ N, 98° 29.167′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is on 204 Alamo Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Menger Hotel (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Menger Hotel (a few steps from this marker); San Antonio Section - National Council of Jewish Women (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Menger Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Barbed Wire Demonstration (within shouting distance of this marker); The Defense of The Alamo (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding of the Pan American Round Table (within shouting distance of this marker); This Noble Cottonwood (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable PersonsNotable PlacesWar, Spanish-American
 
Menger Bar Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. Menger Bar Marker
Menger Bar image. Click for full size.
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3. Menger Bar
Fine drink served in the Menger Bar image. Click for full size.
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4. Fine drink served in the Menger Bar
The usual suspects at the Menger Bar image. Click for full size.
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5. The usual suspects at the Menger Bar
Historical artifacts at the Menger Bar image. Click for full size.
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6. Historical artifacts at the Menger Bar
Theodore Roosevelt image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
7. Theodore Roosevelt
This 1967 portrait of Theodore Roosevelt by Adrian Lamb after Philip de Lászlo's 1908 original hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.

“No one ever craved the presidency more than Theodore Roosevelt or used its powers more joyously. In early 1901, however, his rise toward that office was suddenly checked. Having gained national prominence as a civil service reformer, Spanish-American War hero, and reform-minded governor of New York, he was now relegated to being William McKinley's vice president. But McKinley's assassination several months later changed everything, and Roosevelt was soon rushing headlong into one of American history's most productive presidencies. By the time he left office in 1909, his accomplishments ranged from implementing landmark efforts to conserve the nation's disappearing natural heritage, to instituting some of the first significant curbs on the excesses of big business, to building the Panama Canal.

When Hungarian-born English artist Philip de Lászlo painted the original version of this portrait, he encouraged Roosevelt to have visitors chat with him during the sittings, apparently thinking that it made for a more animated likeness.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 989 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 10, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   7. submitted on October 24, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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