Historical marker unveiled in Poland at McKinley’s childhood home

HISTORICAL MARKER CEREMONY HELD
President William McKinley's boyhood home is no longer there, but it once stood where the current parking lot for the Home Savings Bank is in Poland.

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A new Ohio historical marker in Poland commemorates President William McKinley’s childhood home.

Plenty of people showed up for the unveiling ceremony Saturday morning.

McKinley’s boyhood home is no longer there, but it once stood where the current parking lot for the Home Savings Bank is.

Three people portrayed McKinley as part of the ceremony depicting him when he was a boy, a solider and the president.

There was also a reading from his war diary from 1861.

“They shed light onto a little bit of camp life and to his religious devotion. There were regular meetings, religious meetings held weekly in the regiment, and McKinley does document that he did attend,” said Dalton Bosze.

This is the fourth historical marker in Poland. The dedication also coincided with the annual Celebrate Poland festivities.

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