Taxonomic taxidermist boy, sailing and swimming at Sagamore Hill. Perhaps a .410, arsenic, and more scientific intent than the milliners and market hunters of upstate in the post bellum era when cotton shifted to wool, leather, felt and feathers. Then to Harvard where his thesis was “The Naval War of 1812” (Navy) when he may not have foreseen becoming Secretary of the US Navy. Nor hull design moving from timber to steel, propulsion from wind to coal, or the complexities of amphibious warfare.
Perhaps it could be said that though his next step into NY State politics was somewhat simple, there were the troubles of the world as his father died in suspected foul play. That tragedy was followed soon thereafter by the death of his wife and mother on the same day.
I have heard different stories of the Dakotan Elkhorn Ranch he moved to.
Returning as NYC Chief of Police and then on as Secretary of the US Navy until famously demoting himself to Colonel to personally lead “The Rough Riders” in initiating a war with Spain termed an enforcement of the Monroe Doctrine.
TR and Alfonzo; Trusts and Royalties
The Great White Fleet and a note on Amphibious Warfare: Remember the Maine!
McKinley chooses the popular hero as running mate.
McKinley Assassination by Leon Czolgostz
Theodore Sworn in and Inaugurated
Busting Trusts as Spanish and German Monarchies Abdicate.
Pinchot designs the grounds of Biltmore and is a vital participant in US federal land designation policy making.
Panama Canal and a Great White Belt around the Globe. From the Halls of Moctezuma to the shores of Tripoli.
A note on Northeast Asia. Theodore’s Nobel Prize. The Russo Japanese war seems contemporaneous to both the Korean War and and a China where Imperial force was drawn northeast; leaving the Imperial Chinese rear open to the KGB and MAO’s CCP.
Russia, Japan, China.
Wentworth by the Sea and the Naval College.
TR’s Philippines and Guam… Southeast Asia.