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Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Oak

Born October 27th, 1858 • Died January 6th, 1919

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, July 12, 2008
1. Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Oak Marker
Inscription. This tree (a Scarlett Oak) was placed here by the Roosevelt National Living Memorial Association, as a living tribute to the great lover and defender of Country and Flag, and our youngest President of the United States—Theodore Roosevelt.

This spot was chosen because it was very near to the one where he dedicated the temporary monument in 1918 to the Franklin County boys who fell in the late war.
 
Location. 39° 57.649′ N, 82° 59.968′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from High Street south of Broad Street (U.S. 40), on the right. Touch for map. It is on the grounds of the State House (Capitol), near the Columbus Memorial. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 12 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Columbus Monument (a few steps from this marker); The Spirit of ’98 (a few steps from this marker); William McKinley (within shouting distance of this marker); The State House (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbus City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio World War Memorial
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Oak image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 12, 2008
2. Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Oak
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Ohio Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio in the Civil War / Defending Ohio (within shouting distance of this marker); United Mine Workers of America (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Here Stood Lincoln (about 300 feet away); “These Are My Jewels” (about 400 feet away); Peace (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryNotable PersonsWar, World I
 
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By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
3. 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 August 3, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,515 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on October 24, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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