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Theodore Roosevelt's 1898 visit to Amsterdam

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What was called “a monster overflow meeting” took place in Amsterdam on Oct. 29, 1898, when Theodore Roosevelt barnstormed the Mohawk Valley during his campaign for governor. The energetic Roosevelt recently has been in the spotlight of a book by Doris Kearns Goodwin, “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.” The Amsterdam Recorder began its coverage of Roosevelt’s four-car eastbound campaign train in St. Johnsville. There he was ...


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