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President William McKinley visits Three Oaks in 1899
October 17, 2021 @ 12:00 am
On this day in 1899, President William McKinley came to Three Oaks to dedicate a park that would house a cannon captured by Admiral Dewey in the Battle of Manila during the Spanish American War. The cannon was awarded to Three Oaks as a trophy for its efforts at raising $1400, the largest per-capita contribution for a memorial to the men of the Maine, which sank in Havana Harbor.