Theodore Roosevelt, Frederick, OT
to enlarge |Artist: Mike
Sponsor: Sen. Gilmer Capps
Dedication: February 14,
Size: 40" x 30"
Type: Oil on Canvas
4th Floor, Outside Senate
Oklahoma Territory was honored
in 1905 by a visit of President Theodore Roosevelt to the
Frederick and Lawton area. Teddy was brought to Oklahoma
Territory for the purpose of influencing him to consider
statehood at the invitation of Burk Burnett who had large
land holdings in Texas and Oklahoma Territory.
Knowing of his love for the
great outdoors, he was offered an opportunity to hunt wolves
and coyotes with Jack (Catch 'em Alive) Abernathy. The
painting depicts a camp scene after a day's hunt. Chief
Quannah Parker came down from Lawton and joined the party
for two days. After returning to the nation's Capitol,
Teddy was influential in creating the Wichita Mountain
Wildlife Refuge and in 1907 signed the proclamation creating
the State of Oklahoma.
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