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Re: [FJGRailroad] TR at North Creek

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  • Aaron Keller
    It d be best that you forward this to my high school American History teacher, because I re-told what I was taught. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 8, 2000
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      It'd be best that you forward this to my high school American History
      teacher, because I re-told what I was taught. Thanks for bringing this to
      my attention. Shows how great a Gloversville High education is now.


      -----Original Message-----
      From: psefton@... <psefton@...>
      To: FJGRailroad@egroups.com <FJGRailroad@egroups.com>
      Date: Saturday, April 08, 2000 1:20 PM
      Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] TR at North Creek


      >Aaron has most of the story, but there are 2 assasinations telescoped into
      1
      >here...
      >
      >The president shot by a disgruntled office seeker was James Garfield.
      >Ironically this happened in the long-vanished Washington, DC Railroad depot
      >which stood on the present day Capitol Mall. Chester A. Arthur, his
      >successor and the father of the Civil Service, is a patron saint of we
      >present day bureaucrats.
      >
      >The McKinley assasination took place a generation later in 1901. It
      occurred
      >while McKinley was shaking hands at a Worlds Fair type exposition in
      >Buffalo, and the assasain was a self-styled "anarchist" who had a pistol
      >concealed in a bandaged hand. The shooting was actually filmed by an Edison
      >cameraman. However, only nitrate film was available, and the McKinley clip
      >disintegrated while in the hands of ( I believe) the National Archives.
      >
      >McKinley, a Civil War veteran, actually lived for about 2 weeks after the
      >shooting. At one point he was thought to be out of danger, which is why TR
      >felt free to go hunting. TR was tracked down in the woods when McKinley
      took
      >a turn for the worse and dashed to North Creek station, where I believe
      >learned he was going to be the next president.
      >
      >----- Original Message -----
      >From: Aaron Keller <aakeller@...>
      >To: <FJGRailroad@egroups.com>
      >Sent: Saturday, April 08, 2000 10:58 AM
      >Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] D&H to North Creek
      >
      >
      >> The horse carriage Roosevelt rode in is in the Adirondack Museum, Blue
      >Mtn.
      >> Lake. Roosevelt was in the Adirondacks hunting and McKinley was
      >shot/killed
      >> in Buffalo by someone upset about government patronage jobs. North Creek
      >> was the nearest place Roosevelt could go to get the telegraph telling
      that
      >> McKinley was shot, and that Roosevelt had become president. The upshot,
      >> Roosevelt became president, and the government enacted Civil Service laws
      >to
      >> try to get rid of a lot of government patronage jobs.
      >>
      >> -Aaron
      >>
      >> -----Original Message-----
      >> From: Dicarlo, Gino <gdicarlo@...>
      >> To: FJGRailroad@egroups.com <FJGRailroad@egroups.com>
      >> Date: Friday, April 07, 2000 10:14 PM
      >> Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] D&H to North Creek
      >>
      >>
      >> >Yes, only the part of the line above North Creek was built by the Feds.
      >> >The North Creek line goes back to the late 1800s I think. Didnt a
      >> President
      >> >learn he was going into office while vacationing up in the North Creek
      >> area?
      >> >He got the news at the North Creek station I think. Correct me if Im
      >> wrong...
      >> >
      >> >Gino
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