President Theodore Roosevelt visited Olympia as part of a swing through the western states in May 1903. Here he addresses a large crowd in Sylvester Park, in front of the then-Washington State Capitol building (now the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction). Photograph selected and captioned by Deborah Ross on behalf of the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum (cropped).
Teddy Roosevelt visits Sylvester Park
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