Valued Family Friends

Valued Family Friends (HM1P5W)

Location: Oyster Bay, NY 11771 Nassau County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 53.19', W 73° 30.088'

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Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

While 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."
- Theodore Roosevelt, An Autobiography
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, November 8th, 2015 at 9:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 626246 N 4527238
Decimal Degrees40.88650000, -73.50146667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 53.19', W 73° 30.088'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 53' 11.4" N, 73° 30' 5.28" W
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Area Code(s)631, 516
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-270 Sagamore Hill Rd, Oyster Bay NY 11771, US
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