“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
North Bend in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

President Harrison

William Henry Harrison Memorial Trail

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By TeamOHE, July 3, 2019
1. President Harrison Marker
March 4, 1841 was a cold, rainy day. Refusing to wear a coat, William Henry Harrison took the presidential oath of office and delivered the longest inaugural speech ever.

Harrison died just one month later. Vice President John Tyler was inaugurated as the nation's tenth president.

Though we will never know the impact he would have had, Harrison's speech provides insight. He sought to minimize the power of the president, rejecting the veto in almost all circumstances. Congress and the individual states would hold much greater influence.

Anna Symmes Harrison never joined her husband in Washington. She was ill when he left and lacked enthusiasm for his new post. "I wish that my husband's friends had left him where he is,” she lamented after the election, "happy and contented in retirement."

Mother Of Presidents
When he became the ninth president of the United States, William Henry Harrison started a trend in his home state. Ohio can now claim eight presidents. They include:

William Henry Harrison 1841
Ulysses S. Grant 1869-1877
Rutherford B.Hayes 1877-1881
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By TeamOHE, July 3, 2019
2. President Harrison Marker
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A. Garfield 1881
Benjamin Harrison 1889-1893
William McKinley 1897-1901
William H. Taft 1909-1913
Warren G. Harding 1921-1923

Erected by The Ohio History Connection.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #09 William Henry Harrison, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is March 4, 1841.
Location. 39° 9.08′ N, 84° 45.145′ W. Marker is in North Bend, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Cliff Road, 0.1 miles north of Brower Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 Cliff Rd, North Bend OH 45052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The River And The Land (here, next to this marker); The Frontier Politician (here, next to this marker); Child Of The Revolution (here, next to this marker); Harrison Tomb And Congress Green Cemetery (here, next to this marker); From Ensign To Captain (here, next to this marker); Tippecanoe And Tyler Too! (here, next to this marker); Harrison's Resume (here, next to this marker); Life At North Bend (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Bend.
President Harrison Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 3, 2019
3. President Harrison Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 22, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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