Teddy Roosevelt War Club
More than 30 years ago, while tearing the aluminum roofing from a farm house, a Chicago man discovered an oddly carved piece of wood in the dark recesses of the attic.
It is about three and a half feet long, two inches around with a faint inscription weathered by time. The wording that remains reads: Bull Moose War Club – From the Green Mountains near the City of Rutland, VT, and to the Great Chief Teddy Roosevelt, Aug. 29, ’12.
History Detectives heads to New England to find out who, if anyone, gave this club to Teddy Roosevelt.
Rutland Historical Society
96 Center Street
Rutland, VT 05701
20 Sagamore Hill Road
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
- Also in Emerging Modern America: 1890-1930 Lindbergh Engine Could a 24-year-old have single-handedly built the engine for Lindbergh's plane?
- Also with Tukufu Zuberi Seth Eastman Painting Is this painting a true depiction of Native American life from one of the premiere painters of the American West?
- Also in Emerging Modern America: 1890-1930 Mail Order Brides Are these images evidence of mail order brides in 1890s Chicago?
- Related Investigation Witch's House Could this house have once belonged to a woman executed during the Salem Witch trials?
- Also with Tukufu Zuberi Birthplace Of Hip Hop Did this Bronx apartment building give birth to a culture that now spans the globe?
- Also in Emerging Modern America: 1890-1930 Dempsey Fight Bell Is this the bell that sat ringside at the world's first boxing superstar's legendary match?
This is a place for opinions, comments, questions and discussion; a place where viewers of History Detectives can express their points of view and connect with others who value history. We ask that posters be polite and respectful of all opinions. History Detectives reserves the right to delete comments that don’t conform to this conduct. We will not respond to every post, but will do our best to answer specific questions, or address an error.