MILTON — During his campaign for U.S. president, Theodore Roosevelt visited Milton on Aug. 30, 1912 — 109 years ago.
Roosevelt first became president in September 1901, after President William McKinley was assassinated. Roosevelt was elected in 1904, but did not run for re-election in 1908.
In 1912, he ran again under the Bull Moose Party and on Aug. 30, 1912 he stopped in Milton on a campaign swing through New England. Despite his visit to Milton, he failed to carry Vermont in the election.