Book Talk     

Keep it for Your Children: Theodore Roosevelt’s 1903 Western Trip

Free and open to the public
Monday, July 8, 2019
12PM – 1PM

  • Free
  • Researchers
  • Teachers

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205
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Event Type: Book TalkAudience(s): Researchers, TeachersLocation: Portland

As part of his “Tracing TR’s 1903 Train Trip Tour,” author James Blase will be presenting on his new book, Keep it for Your Children: Theodore Roosevelt’s 1903 Western Trip. In this book, Blase creates a first-person journal of a 66-day western train trip the president made during his first term in office during spring of 1903. The train trip included two days and 12 stops in Oregon, culminating when he spent the afternoon and evening in Portland on May 21, 1903.

Mr. Blase will make a PowerPoint presentation, complete with photos, of the entire 66-day trip, emphasizing the president’s 12 stops in Oregon. This presentation is in conjunction with a two-week Amtrak western “loop tour” train trip Mr. Blase will be making, beginning in St. Louis, Missouri, (the “Gateway to the West”) on July 1, and continuing through New Mexico, the Grand Canyon, Southern California, Oregon, Montana, North Dakota, and Minnesota, concluding in St. Louis. The tour’s route mirrors much of the president’s 1903 travels.

Autographed copies of Keep it for Your Children will be available for sale at the program.

Ability Accommodation Information

This event provides the following accommodations:

  • Handicap Accessible

James Blase