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Isle La Motte in Grand Isle County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Theodore Roosevelt's Visit to Isle La Motte

 
 
Theodore Roosevelt's Visit to Isle La Motte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Bergeron, April 25, 2011
1. Theodore Roosevelt's Visit to Isle La Motte Marker
Inscription.
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.
 
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. Touch for map. 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 are prone to flooding during the spring. Proceed with caution!. Marker is in this post office area: Isle La Motte VT 05463, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Homestead Site of Jean LaFramboise (approx. 1.9 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
Theodore Roosevelt's Visit to Isle La Motte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, June 22, 2014
2. Theodore Roosevelt's Visit to Isle La Motte Marker
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Benjamin Franklin (approx. 2.7 miles away in New York); Sept. 11, 1814 (approx. 2.9 miles away in New York); A Place Of Pilgrimage (approx. 3.8 miles away); Site of French Fort Ste. Anne (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Isle La Motte.
 
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 rushed away by boat and railway to the president’s bedside. Hopeful that the president would recover Roosevelt continued his vacation in the
Wideview of Theodore Roosevelt's Visit to Isle La Motte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, June 22, 2014
3. Wideview of Theodore Roosevelt's Visit to Isle La Motte Marker
Fisk Farm, a small B&B, can be seen in the background
Adirondacks. Ten days later, word came that the president had died.

Theodore Roosevelt went on to become the 26th President of the United States and the first conservationist president.
-from www.fiskfarm.com
 
Also see . . .  Theodore Roosevelt - The White House. (Submitted on November 24, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Notable EventsPolitics
 
Wideview of Theodore Roosevelt's Visit to Isle La Motte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, June 22, 2014
4. Wideview of Theodore Roosevelt's Visit to Isle La Motte Marker
Lake Champlain can be seen across West Shore Road from the marker
Theodore Roosevelt image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
5. 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
Fisk home, built in 1802, destroyed by fire in 1924, refurbished thereafter image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, June 22, 2014
6. Fisk home, built in 1802, destroyed by fire in 1924, refurbished thereafter
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2012, by Steve Bergeron of Milton, Vermont. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 51 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.
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