Dr. Levi L. Lamborn - Alliance, Ohio
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N 40° 55.314 W 081° 06.407
17T E 491008 N 4530092
Quick Description: Historical marker #76-20 honors the propagation of the scarlet carnation by Dr. Levi L. Lamborn
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 8/2/2014 1:00:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMM714
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team RAGAR
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Long Description:
In 1866 Dr. Levi L. Lamborn bought 6 carnation seeds to plant in his greenhouse. He later propagated a red carnation ( later called a scarlet carnation ). In 1876 he ran for congress against William McKinley and at their debates he presented McKinley with scarlet carnations. Later when McKinley became President he wore a scarlet carnation every day after that. On Sept. 14, 1901 President McKinley gave his scarlet carnation to a person in the crowd and moments later he was assassinated. On Feb. 3 1904 the scarlet carnation was adopted as the state flower and on April 8, 1959 the Ohio legislature named Alliance, Ohio the Carnation City.
Marker Number: 76-20

County: Stark

Significance of Location: Person

Bicentenial Mark: no

Additional Coordinate: Not Listed

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Website address: Not listed

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