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Source: Illustrated Buffalo Express
Source type: newspaper
Document type: column
Document title: “Strains of Marimbon”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Buffalo, New York
Date of publication: 22 September 1901
Volume number: 18
Issue number: 51
Part/Section: 2
Pagination: 14

“Strains of Marimbon.” Illustrated Buffalo Express 22 Sept. 1901 v18n51: part 2, p. 14.
Pan-American Exposition (Streets of Mexico); William McKinley (at Pan-American Exposition).
Named persons
William McKinley.


Strains of Marimbon [excerpt]

     Many and varied as are the attractions of the Streets of Mexico on the North Midway one feature in particular is of more than special interest now, as a consequence of its connection with the incident subsequent to the assassination of President McKinley in the Temple of Music two weeks ago last Friday. The feature referred to is the Marimbon quartette. The quartette is composed of Mexican Indians who come from a section of the republic close to the southern boundary or Guatemalan line. The Indians play the strange native instrument called the Marimbon and since the opening of the Streets [?] have been one of the unique and popular attractions of the concession.
     On the day the President was shot the Marimbon quartette appeared at the Mission building near the Stadium which the President visited on his way to the Temple of Music where he was shot a few minutes later. The music of the Marimbon was the last the President heard, excepting that of the big Temple organ which was playing at the time of the reception. President McKinley, unconscious of coming danger, expressed enjoyment at the performance of the Marimbon men and then departed for the place where he received his fatal wound.



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