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  • May 6 – The Daily Progress carried the following front page headline: ROOSEVELT COMING President And His Party Will Pay A Week End Visit To Pine Knot, In Southern Albemarle. [1]
  • September 29 – First game of the 1906 college football season for the University of Virginia. Home game held at Madison Hall Field, Virginia won against St. John's College (11–0).
  • October 31 – At 11:15 o'clock this morning, President and Mrs. Roosevelt left Washington over the Southern Railway en-route to “Pine Knot,” Albemarle county.[2] They were accompanied by Surgeon General Rixey and occupied the private Pullman car, “Signet,” which was attached to the rear of the train. The train passed through Charlottesville on Train No. 53, at 2:20 this afternoon and reached North Garden where the special car was side-tracked. Mrs. Roosevelt took off her hat and smiled at those few persons standing on the station platform as the entourage entered a pony “trap, driven by a colored man from Mr. Joseph Wilmer’s farm, and in a few minutes were off for ‘Pine Knot.’”[3]
  • November 29 – Final game of the college football season for the University of Virginia. In 1906 the Virginia Orange and Blue football team represented the University of Virginia as an independent during the 1906 college football season. Led by William Cutler "King" Cole in his second and final season as head coach, the Orange and Blue compiled a record of 7–2–2.
  • December 1C.D. Carter, Charlottesville's Superintendent of Water and Sewage, publishes a letter in the Daily Progress explaining why the existing infrastructure was over capacity. At the time, he said the city had a water supply capacity of 150 million gallons or about 150 days of supply. There was also a leak in a dam that meant the loss of 100,000 gallons a day. The purpose of the letter was to encourage votes to support a bond referendum. [4]



Images dated 1906


  1. https://v3.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2133385/view#openLayer/uva-lib:2133386/4929.5/3037.5/2/1/0
  2. Web. President A-Hunting, The evening times. (Grand Forks, N.D.), October 31, 1906, retrieved October 29, 2022.
  3. Web. The President Passes Through, Staff, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, Daily Progress, Wednesday October 31, 1906, retrieved October 29, 2022.
  4. Web. Our Watger Plant is Overtaxed, C.D. Carter, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, December 1, 1906, retrieved December 1, 2022.