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Washington State now boasts the replica of a structure built for a Presidential event which never occurred, standing proudly at a different location.

The “McKinley Stump” is in evocatively named Recreation Park. It stood in various parts of town

It was created for President McKinley, but never used by him. Theodore Roosevelt did speak from the stump, as did William Howard Taft before he was President. No word on what role America’s Fattest President might have had in starting the deterioration.

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