The Hillsdale Skirmishers, who believed a military education was the best training one could secure, was organized as the 19th century turned into the 20th century by Stanley Bryan, a Hillsdale High School student.The Skirmisher.
Familiar names in the group included Harold Stock, Jason Robards, Sr., Tom Walworth, Thomas Sawyer, F.A. Rothlisberger and Hume Woodard.
On May 31, 1907 President Theodore Roosevelt made a train stop in Hillsdale. Since the Secret Service was in its early days of presidential protection, Hillsdale's Skirmishers were given the task of protecting the president and securing the site around the train, a task which proved a bit overwhelming for the young men.
Carol A. Lackey