Season 2, Episode 25-William McKinley and Canton

S2 E27 William Howard Taft and Washington, DC Visiting the Presidents

Heading to the Capitol for the first of many visits, this time for the home of William Howard Taft in the Kalorama neighborhood! Learn about William Howard's legal and political career; his election and Presidency; his wife, Helen, and accomplished children; as well as his many homes! Check out the website at for visual aids, links, past episodes, recommended reading, and other information!Episode Page: 1's William Howard Taft Episode: "William Howard Taft and Cincinnati" Support the show
  1. S2 E27 William Howard Taft and Washington, DC
  2. S2 E26 Theodore Roosevelt and Sagamore Hill
  3. BONUS! Interview with Presidential Visitor Andrew Alexander
  4. S2 E25 William McKinley and Canton
  5. S2 E24 NOT Grover Cleveland's Second Term Question and Answer Episode

Back to the Buckeye State and Canton for two of William McKinley’s homes! Learn about McKinley’s political rise; his election and Presidency; his wife, Ida, and children; and the homes they shared before he went to Washington!

Be sure to check out William McKinley’s “Visiting the Presidents” Episode from Season 1, “William McKinley and Niles”!

The Saxton McKinley Home, now site of the First Ladies National Historic Site.

The Saxton McKinley Home, from the National Park Service.

First Ladies National Historic Site, from the National Park Service.

McKinley Home Mini Replica at Home Site, from Canton Repository.

From My July 2022 Visit!

From My July 2019 Visit to Saxton House!

McKinley Campaign Rally in front of the House, from First Ladies Library
The Campaign House in postcard.
Mini Replica of Campaign House at Stark County Library from Canton Repository.
McKinley’s Home with Mercy Hospital encroaching from CardCow.
When the Campaign House was about to be destroyed in 1934 from Glessner House Blog.
Saxton McKinley House from First Ladies Library.
Saxton McKinley House/ First Ladies National Historic Site.
McKinley State Dinner Dinner from White House Historical Association.
The Bingham plan for expanding the Executive Mansion!

William McKinley House: 205 Market Avenue South, Canton, Ohio.

Recommended Reading for William McKinley

Robert Merry, President McKinley: Architect of the American Century.
H. Wayne Morgan, William McKinley and His America.
R. Hal Williams, Realigning America: McKinley, Bryan, and the Remarkable Election of 1896.

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I'm a Professor of History at Central Arizona College and someone who loves history and travel; my new blog will combine those interests!

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