Rough Riders, Roosevelt, and Texas Bars

Colonel Roosevelt and Rough Riders atop San Juan Hill.

A little Texas history for the morning…
When the Spanish-American war broke out, Teddy Roosevelt secured permission to organize a volunteer cavalry regiment. He would serve as second in command under Leonard Wood, a doctor and Medal of Honor recipient in the Apache campaign.

Oddly, Roosevelt was also the Secretary of the Navy at the time.

He raised “the Rough Riders” while headquartered at a bar in San Antonio. Roosevelt was made of stronger stuff than today’s politicians.

Texas bars on the other hand, are still pretty much the same.

More detail at Texas Monthly.

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