1899 - VACATION AT AN END. The President and Party Leave Adams, Mass., for the Nation's Capitol.
ADAMS, Mass., June 26. - The vacation which President and Mrs. McKinley have been enjoying here as the guests of Hon. and Mrs. W. B. Plunkett, is at an end, and to-night, the presidential train bore them towards the nation's capitol. The President returned to his executive labors in remarkably fine health, but Mrs. McKinley is quite poorly, and ti was on her account that the present stay was curtailed by two days. The closing day of the visit was made notable tot he people of this town and of the sister city of North Adams, by an number of pleasant incidents. Twice the president spoke to the people of Berkshire of the pleasure attending his visit, and earlier in the day he had assisted in the ceremony of laying the corner stone of what is to be the largest cotton mill in western Massachusetts.
The morning hours of the day were spent quietly by the party in Mr. Plunkett's house. Just before noon the President and Mr. Plunkett and several members of the party went to the site of the new mill and there the corner stone was "well and truly" laid by the president. On returning to the house lunch was served and the president prepared for his trip to North Adams.
Lewiston Evening Journal
June 24, 1899
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