Isle La Motte in Grand Isle County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Theodore Roosevelt's Visit to Isle La Motte
On this site on September 6, 1901, Vice President Teddy Roosevelt was a guest at the home of Lieut. Gov. Nelson Fisk to be the main speaker at the annual meeting of the Vermont Fish and Game League. Here Roosevelt learned that President McKinley had been shot in Buffalo, NY. McKinley died eight days later and Roosevelt became the 26th US President.
Erected 2008 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #25 William McKinley, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is September 6, 1901.
Location. 44° 50.806′ N, 73° 21.85′ W. Marker is in Isle La Motte, Vermont, in Grand Isle County. Marker is on West Shore Road, 1.2 miles south of New Road, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located on a dirt/gravel road, the condition of which may not be ideal in winter/spring. Also, some roads in this remote location Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Isle La Motte VT 05463, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Homestead Site of Jean LaFramboise (approx. 1.9 miles away in New York); Near This Spot (approx. 2.1 miles away in New York); 1805 Log Home (approx. 2.2 miles away in New York); Benedict Arnold (approx. 2.3 miles away in New York); Sweet's Ferry (approx. 2.6 miles away); Benjamin Franklin (approx. 2.7 miles away in New York); Matthew Sax (approx. 2.9 miles away in New York); Sept. 11, 1814 (approx. 2.9 miles away in New York).
Regarding Theodore Roosevelt's Visit to Isle La Motte. Nelson W. Fisk, was active in Republican politics in the State of Vermont and eventually became Lieutenant Governor. Nelson Fisk entertained President McKinley in 1897 and Vice President Teddy Roosevelt on Sept. 6, 1901 on the occasion of the annual meeting of the Vermont Fish and Game League which was hosted at Fisk Farm.
The Fish and Game League luncheon was attended by Vermont political notables and over one thousand guests who came by the great steamboats of the day and docked at the Fisk loading dock, opposite the quarry. It was on this occasion that Roosevelt received word that President McKinley had been shot in Buffalo, NY. He was
Theodore Roosevelt went on to become the 26th President of the United States and the ﬁrst conservationist president.
Also see . . . Theodore Roosevelt - The White House. (Submitted on November 24, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2012, by Steve Bergeron of Milton, Vermont. This page has been viewed 632 times since then and 77 times this year. Last updated on June 23, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos: 1. submitted on November 19, 2012, by Steve Bergeron of Milton, Vermont. 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. 5. submitted on October 24, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 6. submitted on June 23, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.