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

Address:
N. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, SD
Directions:
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.
Admission:
Free
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