In the late afternoon of September 6, 1901, the city of Buffalo, New York, was thrust into the spotlight for what some would call the "Queen City's Darkest Moment in History."

While attending the Pan-American Exposition, President William McKinley was assassinated at a reception in the Temple of Music. Suddenly, the dark clouds of despair fell on the Exposition and began to ruin all the good that the great fair stood for. Some historians claim that this heinous crime was the beginning of Buffalo's downfall.

This page contains numerous articles regarding the assassination and the events that followed.


President McKinley Shot While at Reception at Temple of Music!
Bulletin From Physicians
Latest Bulletins (Grasping for News)
Secret Service Man Tells of Anarchist's Deed
Leon Czolgosz -- Another View of the Assassination
The Death of William McKinley

Other Related Articles

Theodore Roosevelt Masters his Emotions When Taking Oath.
Exciting Chase Through Adirondack Mountains to Find Roosevelt.
Angry Crowds Throng Streets of Buffalo Demanding Justice.
The Funeral of William McKinley.
President McKinley's Farewell Address at the Pan-American Exposition.
The Trial and Execution of Leon Czolgosz.

Some Lighter News

Man Walks from Lincoln, Nebraska to the Pan-American Exposition.

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This page was updated December 14, 1998 -- Aaron T. Heverin