mike newman Posted June 25, 2021 Share Posted June 25, 2021 6 hours ago, ray54 said: Theodor Roosevelt ( Teddy) president 1901 to 1909. Started the National parks, was a big pusher of breaking monopolies like Standard Oil. His early fame was The Ruff Riders he lead in Cuba in the Spanish American War in 1898. He was a fifth cousin to Franklin D Roosevelt of WW2. FDR was the first open socialist in American politics. As well as the things you stated. He was the driving force behind the release of moose...and wapiti (elk) into New Zealand...around of the turn of the century.. New Zealand hunters ,of yesteryear were forever gratefull for that endeavour....Imagine todays bunch of camo wearing weekend warriors, wouldn't have a clue re the origins of those fine game animals.... ...now of course, if there was a statue of Teddy Roosevelt here in New Zealand, the Demented Morons from the Green Party would be the ones carrying on like idiots...because of the "environmental damage" , these over hunted animals , supposedly cause..... I have an 1895 Marlin 40-65 22 inch Bbl carbine, that was allegedly came into New Zealand with the "ship and support crew'' , with those animals... I have serious doubts about the validity of that claim......I purchased the carbine anyway.....but given Mr Roosevelts penchant for the 1895 Winchester, in various calibers, I doubt that claim would have been correct....... Mike 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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