The town of Newcomb in the heart of the Adirondacks in Essex County, NY, is once again celebrating its heritage with its annual TR Weekend on September 9th and 10th. Theodore Roosevelt began his celebrated ride to the Presidency in 1901, 125 years ago, as he was vacationing at the Tahawus Club in Newcomb. Returning again is acclaimed TR impersonator Joe Wiegand. [Read more…] about Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders Focus of TR Weekend Sept 9-10th
On September 9th through 11th Newcomb, in Essex County at the heart of the Adirondacks, once again celebrates 26th President Theodore Roosevelt, who was vacationing at the Tahawus Club there in 1901 when the wheels leading to his presidency were set in motion.
Roosevelt had come to the Tahawus Club, a hunting and fishing retreat created in the 1870s on the site of early mining efforts on the uppermost reaches of the Hudson River, as a guest of one of its members. His arrival had been delayed by the assassination attempt on William McKinley, but after a trip to Buffalo where the stricken President was recovering, Roosevelt felt assured that he could join his family at Tahawus. [Read more…] about Teddy Roosevelt’s Wild Ride to the Presidency
Edith Roosevelt, wife of TR, was staying with her husband at the Tahawus Club in Newcomb when he was called away to deal with the assassination of President William McKinley.
In 1933, she spoke about her experience in an address to school children: [Read more…] about Remembering Edith Roosevelt, Wife of Theodore Roosevelt