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1905 - Roosevelt Visits

October 19, 1905By the time President Theodore Roosevelt visits Charlotte, the town has begun to transform itself into a New South city. It boasts cotton mills, its first suburbs, an electric trolley system, colleges, a concert hall and a library. Roosevelt visits Mary Anna Morrison Jackson, widow of Civil War hero General Stonewall Jackson, and applauds Charlotte's abounding prosperity.Mrs. Thomas Stonewall Jackson