Canada New Brunswick Welshpool
by J. Stephen Conn
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J. Stephen Conn, on May 10, 2011, said:
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was to become the 32nd president of the United States, spent many idyllic summers at his family's vacation home on Campobello Island. The Roosevelt's impressive 34-room "cottage" is a mansion by any standard. It can be toured at the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park, preserved as a memorial and as a symbol of the close friendship between Canada and the United States.
Roosevelt, affectionally known as FDR, was the only president ever to be elected to three terms. He led the nation out of the Great Depression and through World War II, dying in office a short time before the end of the war.
The park is on Canadian soil, but is owned, funded, staffed, and administered by the peoples of both Canada and the United States. If offers a very interesting glimpse into the lifestyles of the the wealthy aristocratic class of a bygone era.
In addition to the Roosovelt residence there is a modern Visitor Center with many interesting exhibits. The park also has a 1,134-hectare (2,800-acre) Natural Area, Visitors are invited to explore walking trails, beaches, bogs, forest, and spectacular ocean headlands, or just enjoy a scenic picnic.
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