On September 13, news that President McKinley was failing reached Vice President Roosevelt as he was coming down from Lake Tear-of-the-Clouds. Another message, received at 10 p.m., indicated that the president was dying, and Roosevelt began his famous dash through the night to Buffalo.
In 1901, a series of events in Buffalo unfolded that pushed Vice President Theodore Roosevelt into the presidency. This two-part blog post will illustrate the tumultuous turn of events that began at the Pan-American Exposition.
Historians can use the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library for as many books and theses as they may desire to publish. Yet I am contributing to the presentation of a wealth of primary sources which will make it possible for anyone with a thirst for knowledge to, in a wonderful sense, be their own historian.