Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Gentlemanís Farm, 1918
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
This land around you had always been a working farm. When Theodore Roosevelt bought the property in 1880 it already included an orchard, fields of corn, asparagus, and buckwheat as well as an old barn. After the purchase, Roosevelt had his own ideas of what the farm should look like and cleared about 47 acres, including pastures. With a garden, fields, orchard, pigs, cows, horses, and chickens the farm required a full-time farm manager and several full and part-time farm hands. Even the Roosevelt family had chores to do. Edith kept the farm books; the children tended their sections of the gardens, pulled weeds, and brought in the milk; while Roosevelt loved to roll up his sleeves at haying time.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 40° 53.161′ N, 73° 30.03′ 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. 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. Stable and Groomsí Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Building A Thoroughly Modern House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Windmill (within shouting distance of this marker); A Garden for Food and Color (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ice House (within shouting distance of this marker); Helping Feed the Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Farm Tools (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oyster Bay.
More about this marker. The background of the marker contains an aerial view of Rooseveltís farm at Sagamore Hill. The upper right of the marker features a “Sketch made by Theodore Roosevelt about 1880, showing the layout of the property.”
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 8, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.