Theodore Roosevelt in Indiana photograph collection
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- 1907/05/30; 1957-1971
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That afternoon, members of the party attended the dedication of the Henry W. Lawton statue in front of the old Marion County Courthouse. Roosevelt gave a well-received speech to a crowd of 40,000 to 60,000 people in front of the Marion County Courthouse, along with governor, and Riley read his poem, "The Home Voyage." Lawton's widow and daughters attended the event.
The Lawton statue, sculpted by Andrew O’Connor in 1906, was later moved and rededicated in the Sunken Garden Garfield Park in 1915.
Roosevelt also visited Indianapolis on June 11, 1918 to promote Americanism and support the War Savings stamp campaign. The 1971 clipping in the collection incorrectly identifies a photograph as beign from Roosevelt's June 11, 1918 visit, despite the presence of Charles W. Fairbanks, who died in a few days earlier on June 4th. The two images were taken during the 1907 visit when the president and vice president traveled by horse-drawn carriage to Fairbanks' home.
Arts Council of Indianapolis. "Henry Lawton Monument." Indy Arts Guide. Accessed November 5, 2021. https://www.indyartsguide.org/public-art/henry-lawton-monument.
"City Gives Executive Chief Rousing Welcome and Pays Soldier Tribute." Indianapolis Star, May 31, 1907, 1, 3. Accessed November 5, 2021. ProQuest.
Findagrave.com. "Charles Warren Fairbanks." Find A Grave Memorial. Accessed November 9, 2021. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/323/charles-warren-fairbanks.
"Lawton, Greatest Hero of Indiana." Indianapolis Star, May 26, 1907, 17. Accessed November 5, 2021. ProQuest.
"London Will Honor Sculptor Whose Statue of Gen. Lawton Stands Here." Indianapolis Star, May 26, 1931, 3. Accessed November 5, 2021. ProQuest.
"Roosevelt War Message Stirs Thousands Here." Indianapolis Star, June 12, 1918, 1, 8. Accessed November 9, 2021. ProQuest.
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- Fairbanks, Charles W. (Charles Warren), 1852-1918
- Fairbanks, Cornelia Cole, -1913
- Indianapolis (Ind.)
- Lawton, Henry Ware, 1843-1899
- Marion County (Ind.)
- Politicians -- Indiana
- Politicians -- United States -- 20th century
- Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
- Theodore Roosevelt in Indiana photograph collection
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