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Camping & Tramping with Roosevelt

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Author: John Burroughs
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 19,411 / 60 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 653
Added to site: 2010.07.04
mnybks.net#: 28373
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Nature

Two brief sketches, the first telling of the author's trip with the President to Yellowstone Park in the spring of 1903, the second giving an account of a visit to Oyster Bay and showing the President as an observer and lover of nature.

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were given him and his party, and on each occasion he delivered a carefully prepared speech upon questions that involved the policy of his administration. The throng that greeted him in the vast Auditorium in Chicago--that rose and waved and waved again--was one of the grandest human spectacles I ever witnessed.

In Milwaukee the dense cloud of tobacco smoke that presently filled the large hall after the feasting was over was enough to choke any speaker, but it did not seem to choke the President, though he does not use tobacco in any form himself; nor was there anything foggy about his utterances on that occasion upon legislative control of the trusts.

[Illustration: ARRIVAL AT GARDINER, MONT. (ENTRANCE TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK.)

From stereograph, copyright 1906, by Underwood & Underwood, New York.]

In St. Paul the city was inundated with humanity,--a vast human tide that left the middle of the streets bare as our line of carriages moved slowly along, but that rose up in s

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