Obscure Facts About Teddy Roosevelt

364px-President_Theodore_Roosevelt,_1904Presidents’ Day is just a few days away! At L&L Motors, we like to take the time to honor one particular United States President, who serves as the namesake for nearby Roosevelt, Utah: Theodore Roosevelt. While old Teddy’s face is up there on top of Mt. Rushmore with Washington, Lincoln, and Jefferson, there may be some things you don’t know about this presidential giant. These are just a few obscure facts about Teddy Roosevelt.

Fact #1: Roosevelt Climbed the Matterhorn

It is a well-known fact that Teddy Roosevelt was an avid explorer. His journeys even took him to the Alps to climb Europe’s most famous mountain.

Fact #2: Roosevelt Was Virtually Blind in One Eye

While Roosevelt was a big fan of boxing, he gave up the activity after a match in the White House left him with a detached retina in his left eye.

Fact #3: Teddy Roosevelt Continued to Give a Speech after Being Shot

If there is any doubt about whether Teddy Roosevelt was our toughest President, the story of how he continued to give a rousing 90-minute speech after being shot should put those doubts to rest!