1901 - 1909
1901 - Harvey House opened in Kingman. Salt River Water Users’ Association formed; It was the nation’s first multi- use reclamation project.
1903 - E. T. Perkins surveys along the Colorado River and recommends dam sites of Boulder, Black Canyon, Bullhead and Parker.
1904 - The Elks Lodge 468, founded in 1899, formally dedicates their building located at North 4th and Oak Street.
1906 - Referendum on joint Arizona- New Mexico statehood is rejected in Arizona by a vote of 16,265 to 3,141.
1907 - Santa Fe Depot opened at Kingman.. Clement C. Leigh is hung behind a stockade at the Mohave County Courthouse for killing Jennie Bauters.
Theodore Roosevelt was born in
New York City in 1858. He
graduated from Harvard. During
the Spanish American War he led
a famous charge at the battle of
San Juan. He served in the New
York Assembly, Police
Commissioner of New York City,
and Assistant Secretary of the
Navy under McKinley. In 1880,
he married Alice Hathaway Lee,
who died in 1884. They had one
Edith Caron Roosevelt,
Theodore's second wife, was born
in 1861 in Connecticut. Edith
was a playmate of Theodore's
sister and their families were
close friends. Two years after the
tragedy of Alice Lee's death, Edith
and Theodore were married and
settled at Sagamore Hill, Oyster
Bay, where they had five children
over ten years.
President Theodore Roosevelt was elected governor of New York in 1898, and McKinley's vice president in 1900. He became President, when
McKinley was assassinated in 1901. The youngest president is U. S history, he began a program of government reform and conservation of natural
resources. He championed the rights of the “ little man.” His policies disposed of Columbia's objections to the Panama Canal by allowing a revolt in
Panama. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his part in bringing the Russo- Japanese War to an end. He was defeated in his bid for a third term.
He died at Oyster Bay on January 16, 1919.
When McKinley's death brought the Roosevelts to the White House, Edith assumed her duties with dignity, but she sought to guard her family's privacy
and to exclude reporters from her domain. One well- known event at the Roosevelt White House was the wedding of Edith's stepdaughter, Alice, to
Nicholas Longworth. Edith Roosevelt kept her home at Oyster Bay until her death on September 30, 1948.
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