I'm discovering a wealth of information in the 1948 issues of the paper, simply because Caddo was celebrating its Golden Jubilee (celebration of incorporation). Here is a small item and more will follow. I'm also in the process of writing the biography of Caddo's first mayor.
November 25, 1948
The Caddo Herald
Caddo Recalls Visit Teddy Roosevelt
Old-time pictures decorating windows of stores in Caddo as part of its Golden Jubilee, reveal that Theodore Roosevelt made a short speech here in April, 1905.
Two of the pictures show Roosevelt as he spoke to a large crowd form the decorated train platform. In his speech, the president dwelt on the theme that it is the great average of people that makes a nation rise or fall, not the millionaire or paupers, but the great body of farmers, tradesmen, laborers, and manufacturers.
As the president’s train stopped, he recognized his old Rough Riders in uniform, including Charles E. McPherren, and Peter Maytubby. He waved his hands and shouted, “hello comrades.” Rifles, shotguns, and six-shooters were used to give him a 21-gun salute, which he acknowledged with his wide grin.
Two trains carried the president and his party, the first running several minutes ahead of the one carrying Roosevelt, to catch the brunt of any unforeseen event.
Following his stop in Caddo, the president, who had been elected the previous November, went to Dallas where a great banquet was given in his honor.