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Troop 1A of the Arizona Rough Riders Historical Association will present talks and demonstrations of living history on Saturday, October 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Montezuma Castle National Monument, Camp Verde, AZ. The commemorative group interprets the service of the First United States Volunteer Cavalry, along with discussions on the social customs and history of the 1898 Spanish-American War era. Based in Prescott, AZ., but with participants from all over Arizona, the historians and educators from Troop 1A will dress in period costumes and display military gear and accessories appropriate to the era. The special program honors the birthday and accomplishments of Theodore Roosevelt, leader of the “Rough Riders” and the nation’s 26th President. On December 8, 1906, Roosevelt proclaimed Montezuma Castle one of the country’s first four national monuments. Photo by Diana Emery.

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Celebrate Roosevelt birthday at Montezuma Castle on Saturday

Troop 1A of the Arizona Rough Riders Historical Association will be joining staff and visitors at Montezuma Castle National Monument, Camp Verde, on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., commemorating the birthday and accomplishments of President Theodore Roosevelt