September 7, 1901
Roosevelt arrived in Buffalo by train on Saturday afternoon, September 7th. He was on his way to the Iroquois Hotel when he was met by Ansley Wilcox and invited to stay at his home for the duration of his visit. While at the Wilcox home, Roosevelt met with the President's Cabinet, various Senators and Congressmen and also the press. He wanted to reassure the nation of McKinley's promised recovery. He visited President McKinley and dined at several other residences.
Did You Know?
When President William McKinley was shot in 1901, he was the third American president to be assassinated in 36 years. Abraham Lincoln had died in 1865, and James Garfield had been assassinated in 1881, only 20 years earlier. More...