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632Re: A ROOSEVELTIAN WEEKENDRe: [tr-m] He is everywhere thread

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  • John A. Gable
    Aug 6, 2003
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      Martha Berry of Georgia received the Theodore Roosevelt Distinguished
      Service Medal, in a ceremony at the White House, in 1925. This year's
      recipient, by the way will be William J. vanden Heuvel, former ambassador to
      the United Nations, former aide to Robert F. Kennedy, investment banker,
      attorney, head of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and a founder
      of the Roosevelt Study center in The Netherlands. Be there at the Roosevelt
      Hotel in New York City, at the annual dinner of the TRA, on Friday, October
      24, 2003.
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Wynn Capt Gregory A" <WynnGA@...>
      To: <tr-m@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 12:51 PM
      Subject: RE: A ROOSEVELTIAN WEEKENDRe: [tr-m] He is everywhere thread

      > --There is a wonderful multi-page program/booklet of the one-day event for
      > TR's visit to this school that exists. In it, are photos and the
      > schedule-of-events, as well as, TR's remarks that day.
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: pathfinder6436830 [mailto:pathfinder6436830@...]
      > Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 12:43 PM
      > To: tr-m@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: A ROOSEVELTIAN WEEKENDRe: [tr-m] He is everywhere thread
      > FROM HOTELS TO CABINS. Connections with TR abound. I have included
      > some information about the "Roosevelt Cabin," located on the campus of
      > Berry College, Mount Berry, near Rome, Georgia. Of course, TR's
      > family connections with the State of Georgia are well-known, i.e.,
      > Bulloch Hall in Roswell. In another point of presidential history,
      > Mrs. Ellen A. Wilson, the first wife of President Woodrow Wilson is
      > buried in nearby Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Rome. The great thing about
      > history is that it is everywhere. Many of us can probably identify TR
      > associated sites right around the corner from us. In addition to Berry
      > College, I have lived near the Tuskegee Institute National Historic
      > Site, Tuskegee , Alabama. Of course, TR's connection with Booker T.
      > Washington, the founder of Tuskegee Institute, is well-known. I
      > believe that TR served on the Board of Trustees at Tuskegee. Now
      > Tuskegee University, the campus offers a well preserved view of the
      > times in which Booker T. Washington lived. I urge further efforts to
      > recognize TR's association with Tuskegee, cognizant of the unique
      > challenges that existed for both TR and Booker T. Washington in
      > nurturing that relationship.
      > http://www2.berry.edu/oakhill/roosevelt.asp (A picture of the cabin is
      > displayed on the website)
      > Roosevelt Cabin, first referred to only as "the Cabin," one of the
      > oldest buildings on the main campus, symbolizes more than any other
      > building Miss Berry's history and philosophy. Soon after the schools
      > opened in 1902, Miss Berry and Captain John Gibbs Barnwell, architect
      > for the Berry Schools, drew up plans for a rustic log cabin which was
      > to serve as a guest house and a social center/demonstration cottage,
      > intended, as Elizabeth Brewster later put it, to demonstrate to the
      > highlanders that "a home may be simple and inexpensive and at the same
      > time in good taste and even beautiful."
      > In these early days the cabin was the heart of the campus in several
      > ways. It caught the overflow from the small school kitchen in
      > Brewster Hall; there were usually a large black iron pot of beans
      > boiling on one fireplace and potatoes roasting in a bed of coals in
      > the other. Here Miss Berry worked to help students acquire poise and
      > polish; she insisted that everyone (students and teacher alike) speak
      > up at her Sunday afternoons and other social gatherings, that they
      > make little speeches and offer toasts (using coffee or water). Daily
      > prayer services were held in the Cabin, and Miss Berry taught Sunday
      > school there; in inclement weather Sunday worship services were held
      > indoors.
      > For many years the Cabin served as a guest house, and the visits of
      > several very important persons are associated with it. The most
      > famous visitor to the cabin was former President Theodore Roosevelt,
      > who had a luncheon there during his visit on October 8, 1910. The
      > next day The Cabin was renamed Roosevelt Cabin by Miss Berry.
      > President Roosevelt and his party arrived at the Rome depot in a
      > pouring rain and drove over the campus in the schools' oxcart, which
      > he insisted on driving himself. Afterwards they were served a meal in
      > the cabin. Walter Johnson, a student, was assigned to wait on the
      > table. (END)
      > Jim Johnson
      > --- In tr-m@yahoogroups.com, sherryj@u... wrote:
      > > > P.S. I might get them to put a photo of TR in
      > > > there.
      > >
      > > That would be nice of them. I don't foresee ever being in New
      > Orleans but if I ever
      > > DO happen to get over that way, I will try to make a point to visit
      > the Fairmount-
      > > Roosevelt Hotel and ask them about the history of it. Tons of people
      > are
      > > interested in history and it could be a draw for business for the
      > owners.
      > >
      > > I know there is a Roosevelt Lake in Arizona named after TR but I
      > don't know what
      > > namesake things are there because I've never been there. I believe
      > it draws a lot
      > > of boaters. I ought to put a trip there on my To Do list ~~ my Nice
      > To Do list.
      > >
      > > Sherry
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