The Capital: Happy Birthday, T.R.

In the pre-pollution era, agonistic Teddy Roosevelt would no doubt have Australian-crawled to the wooded island in the Potomac that now bears his name. Less energetic visitors these days can get there by boat or pedestrian causeway. Last week, on T.R.'s 109th birthday, his kin and his successor nine times removed walked to the park like ordinary tourists, there to dedicate a memorial to the 26th President.

Lyndon Johnson pulled the wraps from the 17-ft. bronze figure. The late Paul Manship sculpted Roosevelt in a typically animated posture, right hand flung skyward, feet planted solidly, frock coat flared, provocative words...

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