1913 : Theodore Roosevelt Visits Marquette

May 13, 2022 all-day

Official 1903 portrait of Theodore Roosevelt, courtesy of Wikipedia

Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Marquette to take on Ishpeming editor George Hewitt, who publicly called the former president a drunk and a liar.


After extensive testimony on May 27 by the former President, Hewitt admitted his stories were false and Roosevelt settled for six cents in damages, which he claimed was “the price of a good newspaper.”

Sources :

Michigan Every Day.

Mikel Classen, “Roosevelt Takes Marquette“.

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