Theodore Roosevelt got to his hotel late at night and reluctantly headed to the bar. After spending several days riding through the tall grass prairies, he had arrived in the small town of Mingusville, Montana, now known as Wibaux. It was likely the summer of 1884, historians believe, meaning that the future president would have been 25 years old. A shabby-looking man was walking around with a gun. The man greeted Roosevelt as “Four Eyes,” referring to his round glasses, and suggested that Roosevelt would pay for drinks that night. “I joined in the laugh and got behind the stove and sat down, thinking to escape notice,” Roosevelt recalled in his 1913 autobiography. “He followed me, however, and though I tried to pass it off as a jest this merely made him more offensive, and he stood leaning over me, a gun in each hand, using very foul language.” Roosevelt, then a wealthy member of the New York state Assembly, got up and punched the man in the jaw. The stranger fell, hitting his head against the corner of the bar and landing unconscious on the floor. When Roosevelt woke up the next morning, the man had left town on… Read full this story
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