Tuesday, January 26, 2010


This is the Monument of William McKinley, right here in my hometown of Canton, Ohio. He along with his wife and children are buried in this Monument. It is located in one of the beautiful parks we have running in a row in our town.
I remember this best as a place to go as a young girl to take pictures on Easter and also having fun running up and down the steps. Could never do that now. LOL.
Kids used to have lots of fun sled riding on the hills on each side of the steps.
There is also a museum located at the base now and it is very interesting to go through.

The first ladies library is located downtown Canton. It was the Saxton house, Mrs. McKinley's maiden name. McKinley and his wife lived in this house at one time.
I have visited a few times, and it is well done and well worth seeing. The ladies who are working each day, dress as one of the first ladies and take you through. There is a second location just down the street located in one of our old bank buildings.


Sonja said...

Those ladies must be wearing beautiful dresses if these dresses are like those from the end of the 19th century! Or just big black dresses?

Carolien said...

Hello Nancy,

Thanks for sharing these stories about the city you live in, it's nice! Imagine, the first women's library ...

Take care & hugs, Carolien

Saskia said...

I like the house. Great that it still is there, and not been replaced by a new modern kind of building.

angelasweby said...

What incredibly awe inspiring buildings. It must be wonderful having these places almost on your doorstep.
Mind you, we have got John Bunyan just up the road :>)
Hugs Angela

Linda said...

Nacny, the McKinley Monument is very grand. I had a chuckle too when I saw all those steps...I would have to make a few rest stops before getting to the top.

The Saxton house is lovely, I'm glad it was perserved and now is the first ladies's would be someplace I know I'd enjoy visiting...hugs, Linda

Tam said...

How interesting, thank you for sharing Nancy :)

Kristen said...

I love going there! I never get sick of it... so many interesting facts to learn. Thanks for the sweet reminder! :)

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

I can definitely see the appeal of running up and down those stairs and the sledding hills. Gorgeous building...I love architecture.

Mary said...

Great story and architecture Nancy.
I'm trying to catch up with visiting blogs - life is busy all the time it seems BUT at last a good snowfall happening so perhaps this weekend I'll just stay home!

Hope you are well - think of you often.
Hugs - Mary

Heidi said...

Hey! How did I miss commenting on this? I even helped you with it. LOL! I love Ida's family home but never have been in it as the library. I remember your telling me about the tour and how nicely it was done. It would be fun to work there and dress up as one of the first ladies. I would not want to be one of the modern ones but someone exciting like Abigail Adams or Mary Todd Lincoln or Dolly Madison all of whom wear a beautiful dress.

Love and hugs ~