Today in Michigan History

May 13, 1913

Theodore Roosevelt came to Marquette.

Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Marquette to take on Ishpeming editor George Hewitt, who publicly called the former president a drunk and a liar. Hewitt admitted his stories were false and Roosevelt settled for six cents in damages, which he claimed was “the price of a good newspaper.”

Thank you Michigan Start Pages for this glimpse into our past.  See more here.