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"Theodore Roosevelt" reminisces about time in the west


February 7, 2018

Theodore Roosevelt was, in many ways, larger than life. Born of a privileged family he headed west as a young adult to operate a ranch. He was a cowboy, hunted big game, elected to state and federal office (including U.S. President), authored 35 books and won a Nobel Peace Prize. His teenaged daughter once said of TR, "He wanted to be the corpse at every funeral, the bride at every wedding and the baby at every christening." He was a man of great vigor and boundless energy with a great love for the American west and its people.

About 25 locals came to hear the first program of a four-part series being jointly presented by the Harlem Library and the Little Rockies Senior Center in Harlem. Colleen Brommer, Library Director, said there would be four such programs, all part of Humanities Montana's offerings available to communities. The quarterly presentations will alternate between the library and the senior center.

Brommer introduced Arch Ellwein who would be presenting as Theodore Roosevelt. Ellwein didn't really need introducing as he had been greeting audience members individually. He was already "in character,"...

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