It’s always easy to visualize a place one researches or reads about during a particular period of time. However illogical, it is still a bit jarring to realize how radically changed any one place will usually be from the period of its golden age.
After several years of researching and writing the new biography of Ida McKinley just published, I’ve been to her birthplace and home town of Canton, in northeastern Ohio just southeast of Cleveland, on countless occasions. Not until I had a free day which also happened to be clear and sunny, however, had I a chance to relax enough and look around.
And doing so this morning, I was surprised to see there is still a trace of evidence of how the town appeared during its boom period of industry, from when Canton also sent its favorite son William McKinley to the White House in 1896 well through the immediate years after World War II.
- The White House “Lost Girls” Ghosts & Their Presidential Policy Influence (carlanthonyonline.com)
- The Never-Was McKinley Kittens (Part 4) (carlanthonyonline.com)
- High school football/Massillon 34, Canton McKinley 7: Tigers pounce on Bulldogs, earn playoff berth (ohio.com)
- Canton, Ohio: National First Ladies’ Library (divertingjourneys.wordpress.com)
- ‘Haunted’ Canton hospital poses risks (newsnet5.com)