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Theodore Roosevelt, full-length portrait, with his four sons posed around him
Theodore Roosevelt with his four sons

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Theodore Roosevelt Wrote in His Diary
February 3, 1880

After his wife's death, Roosevelt consoled himself by writing, hunting, fishing, and working on his ranch in the Dakota Territory.

Two years later, he married his childhood friend, Edith Kermit Carow. The Roosevelts had a close and happy family life and little Alice soon became the eldest sister of four boys and a girl. When Roosevelt became president of the United States, the White House became a playground for his six children and a collection of pets, including several dogs, a pony, and a flying squirrel.

Roosevelt continued to record his life, not only in his diaries, but also in his letters. Have you started to record your own personal history?

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