• A 1901 sketch of Theodore Roosevelt taking the oath of office in Buffalo, NY.

    Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural

    National Historic Site New York

September 8-10, 1901

As McKinley's condition continued to improve, Roosevelt felt it was safe to leave Buffalo. On Tuesday night he took an all night train to the Adirondacks where his family was already on vacation. He left detailed instructions with Ansley Wilcox on the chance that he would be asked to return to Buffalo.

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Erie Canal and canal boat

Buffalo, NY rose to prominence as a center for trade, located on the Great Lakes and the Erie Canal. As Governor of New York, Theodore Roosevelt had authorized the last major upgrade to the Erie Canal System. More...