Souvenir Ribbon

Image

Souvenir Ribbon

Title

Souvenir Ribbon

Identifier

0000-20.10

Source

Accession No.: 0000-20.10

Description

Beige satin ribbon with blue printing and illustration of San Buenaventura Mission with a padre holding a quill pen standing in foreground. Top and bottom edges are fringed.

Markings: at top "Souvenir / Reception to President Roosevelt / Ventura, Cal., May 9, 1903" At bottom "A greeting from the Little City where the President first views the Pacific"

“Just now I have for the first time in my life seen the greatest of all oceans.” So said President Theodore Roosevelt when he arrived in Ventura on May 9, 1903. He saw many other magnificent sights on his Whistle Stop Tour that began in April 1903 for a 9 week, 25 state, 14,000 mile trip. He reached California in May and on his third day in the state, he arrived in Ventura. He was greeted by a banner and floral archway declaring “Welcome to Ventura by the Sea”, decorated open carriages, and Thacher School students mounted on horses. Six thousand people applauded the President on his brief tour through the city. The President visited the mission, examining the interesting relics and climbing to the belfry to sound the bell. He spoke at the Plaza Schoolhouse declaring that California was “...a veritable little earthly paradise. I do not wonder that you look happy, I should be ashamed of you if you did not.”

Creator

Unknown

Date

1903-05-09

Format

Physical Object (Ribbon)

Subject

Visits of state
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Souvenirs (Keepsakes)

Coverage

California
Ventura County (Calif.)
Ventura (Calif.)

Publisher

Museum of Ventura County

Rights

Museum of Ventura County. All rights reserved.

Language

English

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “Souvenir Ribbon,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed May 28, 2022, https://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/4671.