Theodore Roosevelt, Roughrider

SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR

Bronze equestrian statue of Theodore Roosevelt installed in 1922

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Theodore Roosevelt, Roughrider

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 2007

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Description 

Theodore Roosevelt, Rough Rider is a bronze equestrian statue sculpted by Alexander Phimister Proctor. It depicts the former president as the leader of the 1st US Volunteer Cavalry regiment called the Rough Riders, who fought in Cuba during the Spanish–American War. The memorial was commissioned after Roosevelt's death by his friend and hunting companion Dr. Henry Waldo Coe who donated it to the city of Portland. The statue was cast in Brooklyn,NY and shipped to Portland via the Panama Canal in one piece. It was dedicated in 1922 in the presence of Vice President Calvin Coolidge.

Update Log 

  • June 11, 2018: Added by Richard Doody

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  • Richard Doody