And we (finally!) have a date!

“October 5 is Date for Dedication,” Niles Daily News, June 2, 1917. Retrieved 4.1.2015 from
Former President William Howard Taft says he can come
Construction delays caused the postponement of the dedication. The memorial was originally to have opened in summer, then early fall. Dependent upon the state of national affairs at that time, President Wilson might attend. It was also announced that state and National Republican leaders will attend.

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