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The world’s first citizen (access required)

Teddy Roosevelt traveling north on Center Street (today’s Central Avenue), saluting the throngs of citizens whom had come to welcome him to Phoenix.On the morning of March 18, 1911, the Arizona Republican published a four-column portrait of President Theodore Roosevelt. The caption read: “The World’s First Citizen.” So widely known was the former president, there ...

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