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Cambridge in Dorchester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

To the memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

A Great American

 

— 1954 —

 
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, November 4, 2007
1. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Marker
Inscription.  President Roosevelt visited Cambridge on October 26, 1935, to participate in the dedication of the Emerson C. Harrington Bridge. This stack was removed from the U.S.S. Potomac, which carried him on numerous historic occasions. It enclosed the elevator which meant so much to his comfort.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1857.
 
Location. 38° 34.534′ N, 76° 4.306′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is on High Street, 0.1 miles north of Water Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is at the end of High Street as it loops back to Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge MD 21613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Long Wharf (here, next to this marker); Distinguished Service Cross (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The River
To the memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Maggie Prats Lora, December 8, 2019
2. To the memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); World War II (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cambridge House B&B (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1739 (approx. Ό mile away); Goldsborough House (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
 
Also see . . .  Website for the U.S.S. Potomac Association. This site has several period photos of the U.S.S. Potomac and Roosevelt. (Submitted on December 4, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.) 
 
Stack from the U.S.S. Potomac image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, November 4, 2007
3. Stack from the U.S.S. Potomac
This stack housed the elevator that "meant so much to his comfort". The 1936 Emmerson C. Harrington Bridge that Roosevelt was visiting can barely be seen behind the newer and taller 1987 Frederick C. Malkus, Jr. Bridge.
The Presidential Yacht, U.S.S. Potomac image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, 1939
4. The Presidential Yacht, U.S.S. Potomac
Photo credit: U.S.S. Potomac Association.
Franklin D. Roosevelt image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
5. Franklin D. Roosevelt
This 1945 Portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt by Douglas Chandor hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“When Franklin Roosevelt began serving in New York's state legislature in 1911, some observers declared him ill-suited to the rough realities of politics. But Roosevelt thrived on those realities; some two decades later, he was advancing from the New York governorship to the presidency.

Taking office against the bleak backdrop of the Great Depression, Roosevelt responded quickly to this economic disaster with a host of regulatory and welfare measures that redefined the government's role in American life. Among conservatives, the new federal involvement in matters traditionally left to the private sector was a betrayal of America's ideals. But in other quarters, Roosevelt's activism inspired an unwavering popularity that led to his election to an unprecedented four terms.

When Roosevelt sat for this portrait in 1945, his presidential concerns had long since shifted to guiding the nation through World War II. This likeness is a study for a larger painting a sketch of which appears at the lower left commemorating Roosevelt's meeting with wartime Allied leaders, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin at Yalta.” — National Portrait Gallery
Franklin Delano Roosevelt image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, March 5, 2018
6. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Close-up of image on marker
Stack of the U.S.S. Potomac image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, March 5, 2018
7. Stack of the U.S.S. Potomac
Wind Indicator image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, March 5, 2018
8. Wind Indicator
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,494 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 4, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on January 13, 2020, by Maggie Prats Lora of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on December 4, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   5. submitted on November 2, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6, 7, 8. submitted on March 6, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Aug. 16, 2022