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Roosevelt Memorial Rocks

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
1. Roosevelt Memorial Rocks Marker
Inscription.
The Book of Theodore Roosevelt’s Life Written in 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. Jacob Riis.
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
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By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
2. Roosevelt Memorial Rocks Marker
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 strike. Presented by Gov. Gifford Pinchot.
Chapter 19 – Greatest Acquirement. Boulder from Culevra Cut, Panama Canal. Presented by Mrs. Lillius Grace.
Chapter 20 – Russo-Japanese War.
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By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
3. Roosevelt Memorial Rocks Marker
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

 
Erected 1991.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is located in Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park. 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. Roosevelt Memorial Oak (a few steps from this marker);
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By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
4. Roosevelt Memorial Rocks Marker
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oyster Bay Railroad Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); 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). 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.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Marker in Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
5. Marker in Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park
Roosevelt Memorial Rocks image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
6. Roosevelt Memorial Rocks
Stones representing Chapters 16, 23, 1, 5, 18, 4 and 8.
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By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
7. Roosevelt Memorial Rocks
Rocks representing Chapters 21, 11, 7, 22, and others.
Regaining his Health Rock image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
8. Regaining his Health Rock
Granite step from Chapter 2.
Roosevelt Memorial Rock - Chapter 2 (closeup) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
9. Roosevelt Memorial Rock - Chapter 2 (closeup)
Step from house in Maine
where young Roosevelt
Regained his Health
Presented Feb. 1923. By
W. W. Sewall
Roosevelt Memorial Rock - Chapter 7 (closeup) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
10. Roosevelt Memorial Rock - Chapter 7 (closeup)
From New York City, Thoedore Roosevelt
as Civil Service Commissioner
Presented Aug. 1923
by Capt. Edward J. Bourke
Roosevelt Memorial Rock - Chapter 11 (closeup) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
11. Roosevelt Memorial Rock - Chapter 11 (closeup)
From Montauk Point where
Col. Roosevelt agreed to run
as Governor of New York State
Presented March 1923
by Town of North Hempstead
Roosevelt Memorial Rock - Chapter 21 (closeup) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 27, 2012
12. Roosevelt Memorial Rock - Chapter 21 (closeup)
A Native Rock
Theodore Roosevelt
in his Big Stick and Square Deal
Presented Aug. 1923 by County of Nassau.
Roosevelt Memorial Rock - Chapter 22 (closeup) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
13. Roosevelt Memorial Rock - Chapter 22 (closeup)
From United States Navy,
President Roosevelt's
Great Peace Move, Battle Fleet ound
the World.
Presented in 1921 by M. B. Brorstrom
Theodore Roosevelt image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
14. Theodore Roosevelt
This 1967 portrait of Theodore Roosevelt by Adrian Lamb after Philip de Lászlo's 1908 original hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.

“No one ever craved the presidency more than Theodore Roosevelt or used its powers more joyously. In early 1901, however, his rise toward that office was suddenly checked. Having gained national prominence as a civil service reformer, Spanish-American War hero, and reform-minded governor of New York, he was now relegated to being William McKinley's vice president. But McKinley's assassination several months later changed everything, and Roosevelt was soon rushing headlong into one of American history's most productive presidencies. By the time he left office in 1909, his accomplishments ranged from implementing landmark efforts to conserve the nation's disappearing natural heritage, to instituting some of the first significant curbs on the excesses of big business, to building the Panama Canal.

When Hungarian-born English artist Philip de Lászlo painted the original version of this portrait, he encouraged Roosevelt to have visitors chat with him during the sittings, apparently thinking that it made for a more animated likeness.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 19, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 451 times since then and 21 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 North Arlington, New Jersey.   14. submitted on October 24, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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