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The Visit of President Theodore Roosevelt

President Theodore Roosevelt visited Nashville on October 22, 1907. Arriving in his personal railroad car at Union Station, he led a parade in a horse-drawn carriage through downtown Nashville to the Ryman auditorium where he delivered a speech. Leaving the Ryman in an automobile, he headed for The Hermitage. He stopped briefly at George Peabody College (then located at Second Street and Lindsley Avenue) to address a large crowd of students who had assembled there before continuing on to The Hermitage.

The following photographs are from a scrapbook which forms the Minnie Elvie Sutcliff Collection. Ms. Sutcliff was a student at Peabody College during Roosevelt's visit to Nashville and was one of the students who gathered at Peabody to greet the president during his visit. Click on the thumbnail image to view a larger version of the photograph.

Welcome Gate Peabody Co-eds Peabody Co-eds
Crowd waiting for the president Waiting for the president Troop A, COnfederate Veteran Cavalry
President Roosevelt in automobile President Roosevelt in automobile President Roosevelt in automobile