Tuesday, September 14, 2010

On this day in history

On September 14, 1901 President William McKinley died of gangrene from results of a gunshot wound he received on September 5th in Buffalo, New York while attending the Pan-American Exposition. He was shot twice by Leon Frank Czolgosz with a gun he had newly purchased for $4.50. His last words before he was electrocuted in October of the same year were  "I killed the President because he was the enemy of the good people – the good working people. I am not sorry for my crime." 

This summer I had the privilege to travel to Ohio to see the final resting place of President William McKinley. I must say it was a very impressive place. It took all I had to climb the 108 steps to the top and then rest up for the trip down, but it was worth it.   http://www.mckinleymuseum.org/mckinley_memorial

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures, Michelle. I'd like to see more of your presidential adventures!