The Famous President McKinley Cumberland Ram–Where is it Now?

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The Famous President McKinley Cumberland Ram–Where is it Now?

 

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  16 Aug 1978, Wed,  [First] REVISION,  Page 3

 

So this ram was last seen at Wool Growers in Carleton Place in1978, and my question was: “Where is it Now?” I called the kind folks at the Real Wool Shop here in Carleton Place and they told me they thought he had moved lock, stock, and wool barrel to Almonte.

 

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The assassination of President McKinley

 

This ram had indeed moved around from the 1901 Pan American Exposition where he was allegedly involved in the assassination of President McKinley, and then on to Oxford, N.S. The ram even made the 1977 Kingston Plowing Match. So, he was capable of being anywhere, but I was curious.

I called the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in Almonte, and sure enough that very same Cumberland Ram is there in their permanent third floor display. History moves on and so did this ram. Yesterday is history, and sometimes tomorrow is a mystery, and once again a head scratcher is solved with a story.

 

 

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Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

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Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

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Photo-Kickshaw Productions

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  28 Jun 1941, Sat,  Page 11

 

 Photo Linda Seccaspina- Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

 

Clipped from The Topeka Daily Capital,  25 Oct 1901, Fri,  Page 4

Clipped from The Topeka Daily Capital,  25 Oct 1901, Fri,  Page 4

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