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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site - OU0411

 Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site.

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N 42° 54.099' W 78° 52.388' (WGS84)

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 Location: United States > New York
 Cache Type: BIT Cache
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 19 March 2012
 Date Created: 20 March 2012
 Last Modified: 26 April 2012
 Waypoint: OU0411


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This is the Wilcox Mansion. It was here, after the tragic assasination of President McKinley, that Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office that began his presidency.

From the Theodore Rooevelt Inaugral Site website at

On Thursday evening, September 12, Roosevelt and a group of family and friends hiked up Mt. Marcy and spent the night there. Back in Buffalo, McKinley's condition had taken a turn for the worse and he was rapidly deteriorating. During his return from the hike on Friday afternoon, Roosevelt was met by a messenger, who carried the news that McKinley was dying and the Vice President should return to Buffalo as soon as possible.

TR WalkingTR left his cabin in the late evening of Friday, September 13 for the thirty-five mile carriage ride to the nearest train station at North Creek. He arrived there just before dawn and was told of the President's death. He took a train to Albany and another one to Buffalo, arriving there at about 1:30 p.m. McKinley had died at 2:15 that morning, September 14, 1901. His death was attributed to gangrene of both walls of the stomach and pancreas.

A New President is Sworn In

Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Buffalo at 1:30 pm. He was met at the train station by Ansley Wilcox. After a visit to the Milburn home to pay his respects to President McKinley's grieving widow, Roosevelt returned to the Wilcox home to be inaugurated. This site was chosen by Roosevelt as the most appropriate place for the ceremony. It took place in the Wilcox library at approximately 3:30 p.m.

A small crowd was assembled, including a number of newspaper reporters, who were allowed to take notes. Photographers were barred from the room until after the ceremony. Because he had been called to Buffalo from an Adirondack vacation, Roosevelt had to borrow formal clothing suitable for the occasion. Federal District Judge John R. Hazel administered the oath. Immediately following the swearing-in, Roosevelt held a brief Cabinet meeting in the library and then proceeded to the morning room to draft his first presidential proclamation.


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1 14 July 2012 DudleyGrunt Found it

3430.  Another quick find, before heading home.

Bully!  Thanks and Happy Trails!

1 28 April 2012 Sabrefan7 Found it

Unfortunately I did not make it here in time for a tour. I will next time I come back to finish up the caches I still need to get. The mansion it self was kind of un assuming almost out of place for the area as it looks now.
I like to try and go back in time as it were and invision the area when the original owners lived in the house.

1 31 March 2012 Mr.Yuck Found it

I wanted to stop by this neighborhood anyways to look for a bar/restaurant I was at a couple years ago to look into hosting an event. Couldn't remember the name of it, although I found it, and it's easy to remember. This Bit Cache too is easy, but I decided to try to find it with my Smartphone and the App GeoBasic, written by a guy from The Czech Republic that works on the Opencaching network of websites. Well, it looks up the cache pages great, but my first experience in navigating didn't go too well!!! I almost gave up (had my pestering 12 yr. old with me), and I pretty much found it from the Sat view on the phone as I was leaving. Thanks for placing the BitCache, great location. The kid didn't want to go in, but I've been there before.

1 23 March 2012 jhauser42 Found it

This is the first time I have looked for a bitcache and since it was so close to home I just had to go find it.  Thanks for placing it!

1 22 March 2012 Cayuga Crew Found it

good day to get out on two wheels and try this bar code scanner logging stuff out