|President Theodore Roosevelt at the Capitol, May 21st, 1903|
detail of Salem Library Historic Photo
|Hoopla the day before|
Mayor Charles Bishop owned the Woolen Mill Store, and was one of two local electeds who gave the welcome addresses to the President. He did not shy from seeing it as an advertising opportunity!
|And a Woolen Mill ad|
|Otto J Wilson Ad|
(You can read more about Wilson here. SHINE also has additional notes on some of the other VIPs in Salem's welcoming party for the President. And the KMUZ "Your Salem Through the Years" on 1903 as well.)