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Rosario Resort and Spa is located on beautiful Orcas Island in Washington State's San Juan Islands and welcomes visitors seeking relaxation and the unparalleled beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Centerpiece of Rosario is the historic Moran Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Mansion houses the Moran Museum, The Spa, the Mansion Restaurant and Moran Lounge. To help us keep in touch with our guests, staff, and community, we are offering this blog featuring news and events about Rosario and Orcas Island. Please visit our website at www.rosarioresort.com for more information. If you would like to submit a photo or story idea for posting, please contact General Manager Christopher Peacock at cpeacock@rosarioresort.com.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Morans "Hang Out"

I read a review today in USA Today of a new book called "America 1908," which chronicles an amazing year in American history, including the introduction of the Ford's Model T, two Americans quest to reach the North Pole and Wilbur Wright's record setting flight. This photograph of President Teddy Roosevelt bidding farewell to some of the 13,000 Navy sailors in the Great White Fleet as they begin their 43,000-mile journey around the world in December 1907 appears in the book. The Moran built USS Nebraska was a part of this fleet of battleships.

Before the Nebraska was launched, the Moran Family took many photographs on the battleship at the Moran Shipyards in Seattle. Here is one of Robert's brother William posing with his family, in which he seems very interested in the woman's hat!

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