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Frontispiece Mr. Roosevelt's Residence at Oyster Bay . . . . . . 40 Toom in Mr.
Roosevelt's House at Oyster Bay . . . . 48 President Roosevelt in 1880, and also
at the Age of Nine Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Starting for the Hunt, Keystone
In the first place it must not be understood for a moment that he went to the ranch
life in the Bad Lands because of reverses in his experience. He went there when
he was twenty-six years old. He had already served three terms in the assembly ...
It happened in this period that great ranches were being established in the far
Northwest. Before the Civil War the plains of Texas had been dotted with cattle.
Little attention was paid to them until the latter days of that struggle. Then it was ...
But there was a breadth and freedom, a romance and exhilaration in the prospect
which attracted him. So he established himself on the Little Missouri, and opened
two cattle ranches. One was called “Chimney Butte”; the other “The Elkhorn.
Mr. Roosevelt has himself laughingly said he made little money on his cattle
ranches. But he won something that cannot be measured in money; for he gave
himself, at the only period when the time was at his command, the precise form of
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I did not finish this book, and the first sentence from the first chapter may give you an idea why. "Restless as the sea his forefathers sailed to reach the new world; active as the soil that answered ... Read full review