Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt (HM2K30)

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N 43° 42.169', W 73° 59.343'

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Theodore Roosevelt in the Adirondacks

While visiting the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo on September 6, 1901, President McKinley was shot and wounded in an assassination attempt. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt arrived in western New York the next day. Four days later, with McKinley's condition improving, Roosevelt traveled to the Tahawus Club, a remote hunting and fishing preserve in the Adirondacks, for a family vacation. On September 13, after climbing Mount Marcy, Roosevelt and his party received an urgent message: "The President appears to be dying and members of the cabinet in Buffalo think you should lose no time in coming." The hikers returned to the MacNaughton Cottage on Upper Works Road, where the Roosevelt family was staying. That evening, when Roosevelt received a second telegram reporting that the President was dying, he arranged for transport to the North Creek Railroad Station. Roosevelt's "Breakneck Ride" through the mountains is now legendary. There were three relay teams of horses, carriages and drivers to take him from the MacNaughton Cottage to the Lower Works at Tahawus, from there the Alden Adiar Lodge and then on to the railroad station. When he arrived in North Creek at the crack of dawn on September 14, Roosevelt learned that the president had died. He boarded a train for Albany to begin his journey to western

New York. That afternoon in Buffalo, he was sworn in as the 26th President. Follow the route of Roosevelt's "night ride to the presidency," which began on Upper Works Road near Tahawus, continued south along route 28N and ended at the North Creek Station. [images] MacNaughton Cottage, Upper Works Road. Mike Cronin, with Frank and Dick, drove Roosevelt from Alden Lodge to the North Creek Railroad Station. The carriage he used is now at The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake. Built in 1874 as the northern terminus of the Adirondack Railroad, the North Creek Railroad Station is part of a rare surviving historic railway complex. Located on the upper Hudson River, it consists of two passenger stations, freight house, round house, tool house, horse barn and turntable. The complex is not only associated with Roosevelt's famous night ride, but also played a key role in the early development and growth of northern New York. The station is open to the public and offers a variety of learning experiences. The Upper Hudson River Railroad operates seasonal excursions from the station. "Theodore Roosevelt loved New York. We are fortunate to have so many sites across the state associated with his remarkable life. I invite everyone to explore his rich legacy." Governor George E. Pataki Roosevelt Sites in New York State On Long Island1. Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, the Roosevelt family home, 20 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay Cove 2. Roosevelt's gravesite, Youngs Memorial Cemetery, Cove Road, Oyster Bay Cove 3. Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary, 134 Cove Road, Oyster Bay Cove Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center, West end, Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh 5. Theodore Roosevelt County Park, headquarters of Camp Wikoff, where Roosevelt disbanded "The Rough Riders", Montauk Highway, Montauk In New York City 6. Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, 28 East 20th Street, Manhattan 7. New York State Theodore Roosevelt Memorial, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West, Manhattan In the Hudson Valley 8. Palisades Interstate Park, inaugurated under Roosevelt's governorship, Bear Mountain State Park, Rockland County In the Capital District 9. New York State Capitol, Washington Avenue & State Street 10. Executive Mansion, 138 Eagle Street, Albany In the Adirondacks. Follow the route of Roosevelt's "night ride to the Presidency," which began on Upper Works Road 11. near Tahawus, continued south 12. along Route 28N and ended 13. at the North Creek Railroad Station, where Roosevelt traveled by train to Albany and west to Buffalo to take the oath of presidential office 14. TR Mountain - named in honor of Theodore Roosevelt High Peaks Region 15. Adirondack Park Visitor Interpretive Center at Paul Smiths - Operated by the Adirondack Park Agency, the Adirondack Park Visitor Interpretive Center at Paul Smiths is near where Roosevelt, as a teenager, studies nature and collected information for his first publishing effort in 1877 -"Birds of the Adirondacks in Franklin County." The visitor center offers a variety of opportunities to learn about the region's ecology through educational programs, displays and trails, including a nature walk named in Roosevelt's honor. In Central New York 16. Theodore Roosevelt Wild Life Station, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Illick Hall, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse In Western New York 17. Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site (Ansley Wilcox House), 641 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo
HM NumberHM2K30
Placed ByNew York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
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Date Added Friday, August 30th, 2019 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 581455 N 4839362
Decimal Degrees43.70281667, -73.98905000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 42.169', W 73° 59.343'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 42' 10.14" N, 73° 59' 20.58" W
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