Season 1, Episode 25-William McKinley and Niles

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Season 1, Episode 25: William McKinley and Niles

Let’s go visit William McKinley, another Buckeye president and lover of the carnation, born in Niles, Ohio! Probably one of the steadiest of the steady presidents, a kind-hearted man behind a stern exterior, and a bridge between the era of the manager-presidents of the Gilded Age and the dynamic, center of American politics of the 20th century.

The commemoration of his birthsite is very elaborate, and another great story with many twists and turns!

William McKinley Birthplace House website.

William McKinley Birthplace Memorial and Library website. article on visiting the McKinley sites in Northeast Ohio.

Be sure to check out William McKinley’s “Visiting the Presidents” Episode from Season 2, William McKinley and Canton”!

From my August 2020 Trip!

From my 2011 Trip to Niles!

Historical image of the McKinley Birthplace.
The birth-house as a general store.
The McKinley birth-house cut in half
The birth house half in complete disrepair.
When the house was re-joined and at the site known as McKinley Heights.
William McKinley portrait by Harriet Murphy.

William McKinley Birthplace: 33 South Main Street, Niles, Ohio.

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