Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Roosevelt Guide in Insane Asylum”
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 11 September 1903
Volume number: 44
Issue number: 15361
|“Roosevelt Guide in Insane Asylum.” World 11 Sept. 1903 v44n15361: p. 14.|
|Mike Cronin; Theodore Roosevelt (journey: Tahawus Club to North Creek, NY: 13-14 Sept. 1901); Mike Cronin (public statements).|
|Mike Cronin; William McKinley; Theodore Roosevelt.|
Roosevelt Guide in Insane Asylum
Man Who Drove Him Sixteen Miles in Record Time Night of McKinley’s
Death Now Suffers from Dementia.
Michael Cronin, the Adirondack guide
who on the night President McKinley died drove Mr. Roosevelt sixteen miles to
North Creek in record time, is now an inmate of the State Asylum for the Insane.
He is suffering from dementia, but is expected to recover.
“Mike” Cronin is one of the best known guides in the Adirondacks and probably the most skilful driver in the mountainous regions of the State. Time and again he has made record rides with distinguished guests who were hastily summoned from their outings by emergencies.
In the night he dashed along the mountain road with President Roosevelt, making sixteen miles in one hour and forty-three minutes. He knew that President McKinley was dead, but kept the news from the Vice-President until the station at North Creek was reached.
Speaking of the ride the old guide said:
“It was the darkest night I ever saw. I could not even see my horses except where the light of the lantern fell on them. The only words Mr. Roosevelt spoke during the entire ride were: ‘Keep up the pace,’ and I did.”