“And the rain and the thunder! well, it was a fierce tropical storm, a grand but awful display of the dread powers of Nature; an open-air sermon on man’s impotence and insignificance, preached in the grand old temple of Nature.” - Frederick Courteney Selous
President in a car. PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT kicked off a tour of New England with a car ride through Connecticut. His journey marked the first time a U. president made a public appearance by automobile while in office.