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Portsmouth Celebrates Peace Treaty Day

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One-hundred and eight years ago Thursday,  Russian and Japanese delegates came together in Portsmouth to sign a treaty ending the Russo-Japanese War. 

Thursday afternoon in downtown Portsmouth, local lawyer and historian Chuck Doleac led a ceremony celebrating the treaty’s anniversary.  He told a small crowd that Portsmouth residents helped make the treaty a reality by extending social invitations to the two delegations as they considered giving up negotiations. 

Although the then-President wasn’t present at the signing, Theodore Roosevelt later earned a Nobel Peace Prize for his role orchestrating the peace treaty. 

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