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

    Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural

    National Historic Site New York

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In 1901, Buffalo celebrated the progress that had been made since settlement of the area about a century earlier. The world was invited to attend the Pan-American Exposition. This set into motion a chain of events that changed the nation.

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Theodore Roosevelt on an early airplane.

Theodore Roosevelt was the first president to fly in an airplane. (It actually happened on October 11, 1910, after he left office. He took a brief flight with Arch Hoxsey, a pilot for the Wright Exhibition Team.) More...