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The Teddy Roosevelt You May Not Know

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The Teddy Roosevelt You May Not Know

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Our 26th President was not just a politician. He was also a hunter, conservationist and museum curator. And today, Teddy's collection of specimens is a part of the National Museum of Natural History.

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Tom takes us back to the origins of the Smithsonian's collections. He explores Teddy Roosevelt's hunting trophies, John Steinbeck's sea urchins, and Phyllis Diller's joke file. Add these to the roughly fifty thousand items donated annually, and you get a sense of the immense number of artifacts the Smithsonian holds in its museums.

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