This Week in Roosevelt History: June 8-14

June 11, 1939: FDR hosts a hot dog picnic at Top Cottage for King George IV and Queen Elizabeth of England.

Menu for the Picnic at Top Cottage with the British King and Queen

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Did you know:

  • On June 12, 1939 FDR addressed the graduating class of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY.
  • On June 10, 1940, FDR issued a proclamation of neutrality in the war between Italy, France and Great Britain.
  • On June 13, 1942, FDR issued the executive order establishing the Office of War Information and a military order establishing the Office of Strategic Services.
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2 Responses to This Week in Roosevelt History: June 8-14

  1. HV-Rob says:

    According to the Kingston Daily Freeman, the hot dogs came from the Forst Packing Company (demolished 2005) in Kingston, not from Nathan’s as they say on their website. I wrote about this event on my blog at Hudson Valley Ruins: http://www.hudsonvalleyruins.org/rob/?p=1031.

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  2. HV-Rob says:

    Just minutes after my initial reply to your post I received email from the National Parks Service that the hot dogs were Swift brand.

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