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Roosevelt impersonator wows crowd at library
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Joe Wiegand brought Theodore Roosevelt to life during his visit to Magness Library, a visit to encourage conservation efforts.“The only thing I like more than books is children. At the library you can have both of those,” said Wiegand dressed in attire strikingly similar to that worn by the former president and speaking with his mannerisms. Theodore Roosevelt served as our 26th U.S. President from 1901-1909.Wiegand visited four schools Friday prior to the library – Centertown, WCMS, Morrison and Eastside.Dressed in his Roosevelt attire, Wiegand says the children at the schools easily recognized him and greeted him as Teddy, Mr. President or colonel.“It stands in stark contrast to my recent visit to Theodore Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles, Calif.,” said Wiegand.