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Probably the first time I can really remember thinking history was cool: going to the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural House in Downtown Buffalo and learning about the exposition. They even kept the handkerchief Leon Czolgosz wrapped around his hand with the gun.

President McKinley walking the grounds of The Pan-American Exposition shortly before he was fatally shot in 1901. The Pan-American Exposition, staged in Buffalo, New York, presented in microcosm all of the trends, developments, innovations, and attitudes of the McKinley years. The exposition was opened in the spring of 1901 by the new vice president, Theodore Roosevelt.

Temple of Music was a concert hall and auditorium built for the Pan-American Exposition which was held in Buffalo, New York, in 1901. U.S. President William McKinley was assassinated inside the building on September 6, 1901. The structure, like most of the other buildings at the exposition, was demolished when the fair ended.

Loved learning about the Pan-Am Expo. So cool that I went to school right where it happened. :) Such an interesting topic that I did a 25 page paper on it! This is the Palace of Horticulture, Pan American Exposition by George Eastman House, via Flickr