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Source: Sunday Herald
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Grave of Czolgosz”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Syracuse, New York
Date of publication: 14 September 1902
Volume number: 23
Issue number: 1162
Pagination: 21

 
Citation
“Grave of Czolgosz.” Sunday Herald 14 Sept. 1902 v23n1162: p. 21.
 
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Keywords
Leon Czolgosz (gravesite).
 
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley.
 
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Grave of Czolgosz

 

SOUVENIR FIENDS AND OTHERS ATTRACTED TO THE SPOT.
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A Beaten Path Leads to the Mound in the State Burial Plot under
Which President McKinley’s Assassin Lies.

     AUBURN, Sept. 13.—The mound of yellow earth in the State prison burial plot in Fitch avenue [sic], under which lie the remains of Leon F. Czolgosz, the assassin of President McKinley, attracts daily a large number of curious and morbidly inclined visitors, most of whom are people from out of town.
     A beaten path leads from the entrance of the plot and ends at the misshapen mound of earth under which the murderer’s body was buried in the bed of sulphuric acid and quicklime. A rank growth of weeds surrounds the grave but the mound has been kept clear by the souvenir “fiends” who have carried away pebbles and packages of earth as mementoes [sic] of their visit.
     The principal visitors to the assassin’s grave are members of theatrical companies showing in Auburn and people from distant States. More women than men it is said are attracted to the spot.

 

 


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