PEACE: Theodore Roosevelt 1906 - Washington, DC
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 38° 53.845 W 077° 03.836
18S E 321014 N 4307417
Quick Description: President Theodore Roosevelt was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1906. He was the first American ever to be awarded the Nobel Prize in any field.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 6/28/2011 2:55:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMBWRN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Theodore Roosevelt Island is in the Potomac River between Washington DC and Arlington, Virginia. The island contains the National Theodore Roosevelt Memorial. Theodore Roosevelt Island is accessible only from the northbound lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The entrance to the parking lot is located just north of the Roosevelt Bridge. The island is designed to be an escape from an urban environment. There are hiking and nature trails and a memorial plaza honoring Theodore Roosevelt. A statue of Roosevelt, standing with outstretched right arm is the focal point of the plaza.

Among his many accomplishments, Theodore Roosevelt was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906 for his work in the negotiations, in 1905, that led to the Treaty of Portsmouth (New Hampshire) which ended the Russo-Japanese War. He kept the medal and the diploma but not the prize money. He eventually donated the money to World War I (The Great War) relief efforts.
Field of Accomplishment: Peace

Year of Award: 1906

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