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10 TIDBITS ABOUT THEODORE ROOSEVELT

1 Avid Reader: Roosevelt averaged two books a week. While chasing boat thieves in Dakota Territory in the spring of 1886 he brought along Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina.

2 Working Hand: Riding herd in the spring of 1885, he spent one 40-hour stretch in the saddle, later stating, “Nobody ever gets enough sleep on a roundup.”

3 Bully for Bison: Roosevelt helped launch a bison breeding program in New York City at the Bronx Zoo, directed by zoologist William Temple Hornaday. As president he created the National Bison Range in western Montana, now home to upward of 350 bison.

During his 1903 “Great Loop Tour” of the West the president took a 65-mile horseback ride from Laramie to Cheyenne, Wyo. Among

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