I was delighted to work with uber-talented producer Anthony Dunne and the folks from WGBY’s Connecting Point on this little segment about the fascinating history of Presidents who’ve visited the Berkshires over the years. Local historian Eugene Michalenko and I share anecdotes about McKinley’s importance to the town of Adams, Grover Cleveland’s fishing ticket, Garfield’s assassination and Roosevelt’s harrowing near-death experience in Pittsfield.
For other miscellaneous tidbits or to add any incidents we may have missed, check out the original iBerkshires article that inspired the segment and feel free to add a comment.
Oh, and as you can see on the show, I seem to have committed myself to writing the White House to invite the President to visit Pittsfield. More on that later….