William Jennings Bryan Died Here

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Dayton, Tennessee

Three-time presidential loser William Jennings Bryan made headlines in 1925 with the "Scopes Monkey Trial," when he successfully prosecuted a Tennessee teacher for the crime of teaching evolution. Unfortunately for Bryan, he didn't have long to savor his victory. Five days after the trial ended, only a few blocks from the courthouse, Bryan died of exhaustion. A small marker commemorates the spot.

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William Jennings Bryan Died Here

Address:
711 Market St., Dayton, TN
Directions:
The marker is on the southwest corner of Georgia Ave. and Market St.
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