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Photo the home of President Theodore Roosevelt at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

Sagamore Hill was the home of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, from 1886 until his death on January 6, 1919. Used as the "Summer White House" from 1902 to 1908, it was the focus of national attention during his presidency. At other times, it was simply the home of a rather amazing fellow.

According to Pulitzer Prize winning biographer, Edmund Morris and other accounts, Roosevelt was a family-centered father of six children who ended his workday at 4 PM so he could go play with the kids, America's first recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, diplomat, internationalist, naval historian, naval strategist, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, historian, biographer, essayist, editor, columnist, critic, paleontologist, taxidermist, ornithologist, field naturalist, conservationist, big game hunter, world-class expert on big-game animals, country squire, horseman, socialite, patron of the arts, colonel of the cavalry, combat commander, civil service reformer, New York City police commissioner, third place finisher in a race for New York City mayor, North Dakota deputy sheriff, Governor of New York and Vice-President of the United States. Today, his Sagamore Hill home is furnished as it was during his busy lifetime.

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