Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Roosevelt Memorial Rocks
Chapter 1 – Born Oct 27, 1858. Brick from 28 E 20 NYC where Roosevelt was born. Presented by Women’s Roosevelt Memorial Assn.
Chapter 2 – Regaining his Health. Granite step from house at Moosehead Lake, Maine, where young Roosevelt regained his health. Presented by W. W. Sewull.
Chapter 3 – From Cambridge, Mass. Theodore Roosevelt’s four years of college life. Presented by Harvard College.
Chapter 4 – Baptismal in Politics. Slate from Morton Hall, NYC, 21st District Republican Assn. Hall. Presented by Family of Joe Murray.
Chapter 5 – Assemblyman. Stone from Albany where Roosevelt entered government. Presented by City of Albany.
Chapter 6 – Theodore Roosevelt in Cowboy Land. Boulder from Elkhorn Ranch, North Dakota. Presented February 1924 by Village of Medora.
Chapter 7 – Civil Service Commissioner of NYC. Stone from Roosevelt House. Presented by Police Captain Edward J. Bourke.
Chapter 8 – Police Commissioner of NYC. Brick from Mulberry Street Station where Roosevelt made history. Presented by Mrs.
Chapter 9 – Assistant Secretary of the Navy. Boulder from Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C. Presented by the City.
Chapter 10 – Rough Riders to Victory. Boulder from San Juan Hill. Presented by J. Louis Schaefer.
Chapter 11 – Governor of New York State. Stone from Camp Black in Montauk Point where he agreed to run for Governor. Presented by Town of North Hempstead.
Chapter 12 – Reconstruction of the Barge Canals. Boulder from the Erie Canal in Herkimer. Presented by NY State Engineers Office.
Chapter 13 – Home of Theodore Roosevelt. Boulder from Sagamore Hill. Presented by Mrs. Edith K. Roosevelt.
Chapter 14 – Vice President of the United States. Stone from Philadelphia where he was nominated Vice President. Presented from the City.
Chapter 15 – From the Adirondacks where Theodore Roosevelt was when he became President of the United States. Presented August 1921 by P. Thure Brorstrom.
Chapter 16 – Oath of Office, 1901. Stone from Wilcox House, Buffalo, where he took the Oath of Office. Presented by James W. Dowsey.
Chapter 17 – From Roosevelt Dam Arizona. President Roosevelt Preservation of the Natural Resources of the Nation. Presented by City of Roosevelt, Arizona.
Chapter 18 – The Big Coal Strike. Piece of coal from the Pennsylvania anthracite mines where he conquered the
Chapter 19 – Greatest Acquirement. Boulder from Culevra Cut, Panama Canal. Presented by Mrs. Lillius Grace.
Chapter 20 – Russo-Japanese War. Boulder from Portsmouth, N.H., where he settled the war. Presented by City.
Chapter 21 – A Native Rock. Theodore Roosevelt in his Big Stick and Square Deal. Presented August 1923 by City.
Chapter 22 – Battle Fleet Round World. 6-inch shell from US Navy, for his biggest peace move. Presented by M.B. Brorstrom.
Chapter 23 – Author and Man. Bronze book representing the Life of Theodore Roosevelt as author of 31 books. Presented by Mrs. Lillian Tatters Bussenius.
Chapter 24 – Died January 6th 1919. 60 years, 2 months and 9 days.
These are the words and works of Paul Brorstrom, a patriotic Swedish immigrant who became the friend of a President he cherished.
Dedicated in Great Neck June 10, 1922
Rededicated when moved to Oyster Bay Oct. 25, 1947
Rededicated with this plaque June 23, 1991
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Law Enforcement Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1867.
Location. 40° 52.593′ N, 73° 31.906′ W. Marker is in Oyster Bay, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is on Railroad Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located in Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oyster Bay NY 11771, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roosevelt Memorial Oak (a few steps from this marker); Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oyster Bay Veterans Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Trophy Gun (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oyster Bay Honor Roll (approx. 0.2 miles away); Theodore Roosevelt (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); End of An Era (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oyster Bay.
More about this marker. Monument consists of a series of rocks based on events in the life of Theodore Roosevelt.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 19, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 584 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on March 19, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 14. submitted on October 24, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.