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Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Up to the Roosevelts

 
 
Up to the Roosevelts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
1. Up to the Roosevelts Marker
Inscription. Visiting the Presidentís family could mean a ride up the winding carriage road. First, your horse puffed up narrow switchbacks under an arch of oak and maple. Then the road broke free of the woods, the grand house came in view, and you could trot across a sunny, level clearing to the front door.
 
Location. 40° 53.111′ N, 73° 30.043′ W. Marker is in Oyster Bay, New York, in Nassau County. Marker can be reached from Sagamore Hill Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, near the entrance to the Roosevelt Home. Marker is in this post office area: Oyster Bay NY 11771, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. On the Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Sagamore Hill in the Presidential Years (within shouting distance of this marker); Atop Sagamore Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Copper Beech (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ice House (within shouting distance of this marker); The House (within shouting distance of this marker); Mounting Platform (within shouting distance of this marker); The Windmill (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oyster Bay.
 
More about this marker.
Marker at the Roosevelt Home image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
2. Marker at the Roosevelt Home
The front door of the Roosevelt Home is seen here beyond the marker.
The right side of the marker features an 1895 photograph of Theodore Rooseveltís children Ethel, and Kermit with their Nurse “Mame” on the carriage road.
A map of the Sagamore Hill site showing President Rooseveltís Home, the carriage road and the location of the marker appears on the left side of the marker. It has a caption of “To stroll the old carriage road, take the modern roadbed to your left. After 500 feet, follow a dirt path on the right side of the roadbed down the carriage roadís switchbacks. From the tennis court hollow follow the trail back to the roadbed. (ľ mile loop, climbing 60 feet on the return trip. Allow 20 minutes.)”
 
Also see . . .
1. Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. National Park Service website. (Submitted on May 31, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Biography of Theodore Roosevelt. The White House website. (Submitted on May 31, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Sagamore Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
3. Sagamore Hill Marker
Looking Down the Old Carriage Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
4. Looking Down the Old Carriage Road
This view of the carriage road is from where it emerges from the woods into the clearing just south of the house.
President Roosevelt's Home image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
5. President Roosevelt's Home
A view similar to this would have greeted visitors traveling up the old carriage road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 31, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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