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Sagamore Hill gets 50 new signs

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site has 50 new signs around the property as the result of a partnership between the National Park Service and the Town of Oyster Bay.

The signs are part of the implementation of the park’s 2008 General Management Plan and are designed to improve circulation on visitor paths as well as provide regulatory information for the public.

The signs should make it easier to get to the attractions such as President Theodore Roosevelt’s mansion, the Theodore Roosevelt Museum at Old Orchard, the nature trail, pet cemetery and the historic tennis court site. The new signs along the nature trail and beach area offer interpretive information about plants and animals and also spell out rules about walking dogs and that swimming is not permitted.

Superintendent Tom Ross praised the town for making the signs in its sign shop, which 20 years ago made the signs that were just replaced.

“It was a no-brainer to support the efforts of the National Park Service on this project,” said Town Supervisor John Venditto. The park, the family home of Theodore Roosevelt is “one of only two National Park units on Long Island and the only one in the Town of Oyster Bay,” Venditto said.

 

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