Category Archives: Presidential Sites

First Ladies National Historic Site

This park was our primary reason for going to Canton. It’s the only house William McKinley lived in (apart from the White House) that’s still in existence. But before he lived here, it was the home of his in-laws, the … Continue reading

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Inside the Ohio Statehouse

After my circumperambulation of the Ohio state capitol, I wandered inside. The lower level, or at least those parts of it I had access to, were given over to displays and artifacts related to Ohio history. The first room had … Continue reading

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Outside the Ohio Statehouse

I spent an hour and a half on a rainy Monday morning exploring outside and inside the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. Here in the approximate order in which I happened upon it, is what I saw. I parked on the … Continue reading

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James A. Garfield Memorial Cabin

The town of Moreland Hills, where Garfield was born in 1831, is only eleven miles from Lakeview Cemetery where he is buried. The town has constructed a log cabin behind city hall. It isn’t spot where Garfield’s cabin was located, … Continue reading

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James A. Garfield Memorial

After touring Garfield’s house, we drove about 20 miles into Cleveland to Lake View Cemetery to see his tomb. (A couple weeks later we received a souvenir of this drive in the form of a red-light camera ticket that cost … Continue reading

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