About this event:
Meet candidates Amy Davis, Carolyn Morris, and David Simpson in this charming dining car, number 4438, built by the Pullman Palace Car Company in 1893 which made its debut at Chicago’s Columbian Exposition.
The Isabella escorted President Roosevelt from coast to coast from 1900 through 1913. Upon campaigning for the 1912 presidential election, Teddy Roosevelt defected from the Republican party and started the Progressive party. On the campaign trail one day while giving a speech from the train, Teddy was the victim of an assassination attempt and was severely wounded. Despite a bullet in his chest, he stood his ground and finished his speech. When taken to the hospital, Teddy declared: “I am tough as a bull moose! I will continue this campaign.” This statement is the origin of the name for the Bull Moose Bar & Grille.
In 1934, the Isabella was moved to its present location in Sandwich, IL and opened as a small diner with its entrance on Route 34. Many people have now hung their hats on the original brass hooks that once served the President of the United States.
Amy Davis for State Representative in the 90th District,
Carolyn Morris for DeKalb County Clerk
and David Simpson for State Senate in the 45th District.