Sagamore Hill National Historic SiteIn Theodore Roosevelt's time this field was a three-acre garden of vegetables, fruit trees, and berries. It produced potatoes, lima beans, lettuce, and carrots, peach, plum, and pear trees, and multiple grape arbors. Despite its size the garden was not big enough to take care of all their mealtime needs. The garden also provided many scents and colors. Edith Roosevelt loved flowers throughout the house, so the garden included carnations, snapdragons, salvia, columbine, and larkspur for cuttings and table settings.Alfred Davis, who had worked for the Roosevelt family all his life, developed the garden soon after Roosevelt purchased Sagamore Hill. He tilled the soil, made sure the plants got water, and tried to keep the Roosevelt children from "tramping on his flower beds, eating his grapes and currants."
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, November 7th, 2015 at 9:04pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 626359 N 4527227|
|Decimal Degrees||40.88638333, -73.50013333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 53.183', W 73° 30.008'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 53' 10.98" N, 73° 30' 0.48" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||631, 516|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 286-304 Sagamore Hill Rd, Oyster Bay NY 11771, US|
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