Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “First McKinley Monument”
City of publication: Baltimore, Maryland
Date of publication: 16 November 1901
Volume number: 10
Issue number: 15
|“First McKinley Monument.” Afro-American-Ledger 16 Nov. 1901 v10n15: p. .|
|McKinley memorial (Tower, MN); McKinley memorialization.|
|Samuel R. Van Sant.|
First McKinley Monument
Unveiled at Tower, Minnesota, with Impressive Ceremonies.
Duluth, Minn., (Special).—In the presence of
several thousand people, assembled from the mining towns of northern Minnesota,
the first McKinley monument in the United States was unveiled and dedicated
at Tower, seventy miles north of Duluth, Sunday. Gov. S. R. Van Sant and members
of his staff, a number of State officials and other citizens from various parts
of the State were present. Gov. Van Sant was among the speakers, and he paid
a high compliment to the patriotism, reverence and sympathy of the sturdy mining
people who subscribed the money.
Men of all parties and creeds joined in the exercises. The singing of “Nearer, My God, to Thee” by the audience was one of the most impressive features of the day.
The monument is a simple shaft, 18 feet high, standing on a pedestal of concrete and iron ore, and cost $12,000.