Sagamore Hill National Historic SiteWhile most families have a pet or two, the Roosevelt family nearly had a zoo. At various times they had dogs, cats, horses, guinea pigs, snakes, flying squirrels, kangaroo rats, birds, a bear cub, and a badger.The death of a pet meant a funeral that included a procession, flowers, and even eulogies. Jack, a Manchester terrier and the family's favorite dog, was buried twice; first under a rose bush at the White House and, after Theodore Roosevelt was no longer president, at Sagamore Hill. Edith couldn't stand the idea of her dog interred "beneath the eyes of Presidents who might care nothing for little black dogs." "As for the dogs, of course there were many, and during their lives they were intimate and valued family members, and their deaths were household tragedies."
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, November 8th, 2015 at 9:03pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 626246 N 4527238|
|Decimal Degrees||40.88650000, -73.50146667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 53.19', W 73° 30.088'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 53' 11.4" N, 73° 30' 5.28" 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 100-270 Sagamore Hill Rd, Oyster Bay NY 11771, US|
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