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.
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 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sweet's Ferry (approx. 2.6 miles away); A Place Of Pilgrimage (approx. 3.8 miles away); Site of French Fort Ste. Anne (approx. 3.8 miles away); Samuel de Champlain Monument Point au Fer Historic Site (approx. 6.8 miles away in New York); The "White House" (approx. 6.8 miles away in New York); Hyde Log Cabin (approx. 9 miles away); Site of First School House (approx. 9.4 miles away in New York). 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
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.)
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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 337 times since then and 17 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.