The town's favorite president will be celebrated as the town's annual Teddy Roosevelt Weekend returns Sept. 9-11.
This will mark the event's 10th year. For the past two years, and again this year, the weekend will host Teddy Roosevelt.
In the past, the president has spoken at school and the ghost town of Adirondack. In an effort to get Roosevelt in a different setting, Roosevelt will talk at the Interpretive Center about life as a sportsman.
As vice-president, Roosevelt was hiking Mount Marcy when he received news that President William McKinley was ailing after being shot the week prior. He then embarked on his famous night-time ride to the nearest train station, in North Creek.
The local connection to the illustrious president is memorialized with a busy weekend of activities around Newcomb. Breakfast, dinners and lunches to benefit the local school, a golf tournament and tours of local landmarks, like the ghost town of Adirondac and Great Camp Santanoni will keep the town buzzing all weekend long. A detailed schedule of events can be found under the Events heading on www.newcombny.com.