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William McKinley Presidential Museum & Library

A Walk with President McKinley

For many years, William McKinley’s presidency was considered just "mediocre" by historians. He was, many of them believed, an executive who was easily controlled by political cronies and who was pressured into war with Spain by the media and public outrage. Recently though, presidential historians have begun to take a friendlier, more thoughtful examination of his presidency. A more modern view of McKinley’s presidency is that he was a decisive leader who first put America on the road to world power and ushered in the era of world leadership that we still enjoy today.

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    The McKinley Presidential Museum & Library.

    The McKinley Presidential Museum & Library.

    The McKinley Presidential Library dives into the life, presidency, and legacy of the 25th President.

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    Saxton House

    Saxton House

    The Saxton House is the family home of Ida Saxton McKinley, wife of President William McKinley.

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    Church of the Savior

    Church of the Savior

    William McKinley was an active member of the church and his funeral was held here in 1901.

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    McKinley Window

    McKinley Window

    The McKinley Window is a stained glass representation of President McKinley.

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    The Repository

    The Repository

    The Repository is an American daily local newspaper serving the greater Canton, Stark County, Ohio, area.

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    Stark Library Main Branch

    Stark Library Main Branch

    The Stark Library's Main Branch is located on the site where McKinley's Front Porch Campaign once stood.

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    Christ Presbyterian Church

    Christ Presbyterian Church

    William McKinley and Ida Saxton were married in this church on January 25th, 1871.

  • 8.

    McKinley National Memorial

    McKinley National Memorial

    The final resting place of President McKinley and his family.

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    Stark County Courthouse

    Stark County Courthouse

    The Stark County Courthouse includes a courtroom known as the "Mckinley Courtroom."

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    Werts Receiving Vault

    Werts Receiving Vault

    The Werts Receiving Vault was the first tomb of President McKinley.

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