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TR in San Francisco, 1903

SUMMARY President Roosevelt reviewed the school children of San Francisco from 10:00am to 10:30am on Wednesday, May 13, 1903. An estimated 40,000 school children gathered along both sides of Van Ness Avenue, west of the downtown area, for the parade. The wide north-south boulevard, partially lined with the mansions of the wealthy, was the approximate boundary between the old gold rush era city (to the east) and the newer western addition to the west. To better organize the students, each school was assigned a specific block and each student was given a flag to wave. Many adults were also on hand to watch the parade, which entered Van Ness at Pacific Avenue, proceeded south to Market Street, then doubled back up Van Ness to Pacific. The presidential carriage kept to the right so that all the children could get a good view of the President. OTHER TITLES Theodore Roosevelt in San Francisco, 1903 President Roosevelt in San Francisco, 1903 CREATED/PUBLISHED [United States : s.n., 1903]. NOTES Photographed: May 13, 1903. Location: Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, California. SUBJECTS Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919--Travel. Presidents--Travel--California--San Francisco. Parades--California--San Francisco. United States.--Army.--Cavalry. Cleveland Grays (Organization) United States.--Army--African American troops. Horse-drawn vehicles--California--San Francisco. Streets--California--San Francisco. Commercial buildings--California--San Francisco. San Francisco (Calif.) Actuality--Short. RELATED NAMES Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID lcmp003 m3a24353
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