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President McKinley historical marker.

McKinley: First President to Visit South Dakota

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota

A historical marker recounts the day in October 1899 that President William McKinley arrived in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, got off a train, and welcomed local soldiers who'd just returned home from America's undeclared war in the Philippines. It was the first time that a sitting President had ever visited South Dakota. Teddy Roosevelt had been in South Dakota years earlier, but he wasn't President yet -- and wouldn't be until McKinley was assassinated two years after his brief-but-historic South Dakota visit.

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McKinley: First President to Visit South Dakota

N. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, SD
The marker is on the east side of N. Phillips Ave., just north of the parking lot that's just north of E. 6th St.
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