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


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:

  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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