Contributed by Lubec Historical Society
The wealthy parents of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) acquired property on Campobello Island, New Brunswick in the 1880s. The future President summered on the island from infancy, later with his bride Eleanor and their children. Polio attacked Roosevelt while on Campobello in August, 1921, and Lubec’s Dr. Bennet could reach his patient only by boat. Not until 1962 did a bridge connect the two communities and nations, across the quarter mile Lubec Narrows. This program commemorates the opening of the bridge.
Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt was originally scheduled to cut the ribbon, but at 77 she was too ill to leave her car. (She died within three months). Son James Roosevelt, in his fourth of five terms as a U. S. Representative from California, performed the honor on August 13, 1962.
About This Item
- Title: Roosevelt Bridge dedication program, Lubec, 1962
- Creation Date: 1962-08-13
- Subject Date: 1962-08-13
- Local Name: Campobello Island
- Town: Lubec
- County: Washington
- State: ME, NB
- Media: Ink on paper, Letterpress printed program
- Dimensions: 29.0 cm x 21.6 cm
- Local Code: 263 jpg
- Object Type: Text
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Bridges--New Brunswick
- Roosevelt family
- Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945--Commemoration
- Roosevelt, Eleanor Butler, 1889-1960
- Campobello Island (N.B.)
For more information about this item, contact:Lubec Historical Society
135 Main Street, Lubec, ME 04652
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