Thursday, September 18, 2014

Roosevelt in The Gardens

The new Ken Burns PBS documentary The Roosevelts has taken the country by storm, with more than 9 million viewers. One of the blog's readers, @EdJQuigley, tweeted me this cool photo from the documentary of Teddy Roosevelt during his visit to Forest Hills Gardens. The scene is in Part 3, about 25 minutes in. I believe he's overlooking Station Square, where the Long Island Railroad is.


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  1. Wow! What was the occasion?

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    1. July 4th, 1917. This link contains a detail description of the occasion.

      http://www.richmondhillhistory.org/TRoosevelt.html

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    2. I believe it was a 4th July speech in 1917. There is an excellent book in the 'Images of America' series, which is essentially the history of Forest Hills told through photographs. I bought a copy in the Barnes and Noble on Austin Street. Well worth a look.

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  2. It was his 100% American Speech. It definitely wouldn't have been acceptable by "some people" today. Go online and read it. Very powerful speech .

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  3. If you go to the TD Bank branch at the corner of 71st & Metropolitan there is a very large photograph/poster from this speech and it is a very breathtaking scene that was captured; as it takes in the entire stairway and surroundings

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