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  • 20-76 The greenhouses are gone from the site, which is an athletic field for Mount Union College. 20-76 The greenhouses are gone from the site, which is an athletic field for Mount Union College.
  • 20-76 Alliance is proud to be the Carnation City 20-76 Alliance is proud to be the Carnation City
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  • 20-76 Mount Union College, which has a very good football team plays their home games on this field. The Alliance High School Aviators also use the field. 20-76 Mount Union College, which has a very good football team plays their home games on this field. The Alliance High School Aviators also use the field.
  • 20-76 On Route 62 or State Street in Alliance. 20-76 On Route 62 or State Street in Alliance.
  • 20-76 Grass not greenhouses. 20-76 Grass not greenhouses.
  • 20-76 Salvation Army 20-76 Salvation Army
  • 20-76 Carnation Queen Christina Hagan and Mayor Toni Middleton unveil the marker 20-76 Carnation Queen Christina Hagan and Mayor Toni Middleton unveil the marker
  • 20-76 Alliance - Birthplace of Ohio's State Flower - The Scarlet Carnation 20-76 Alliance - Birthplace of Ohio's State Flower - The Scarlet Carnation
  • 20-76 Carnation City marker dedication: John Whitehair, Harry Paidas, Karen Perone, Mayor Toni Middleton, Carnation Queen Christina Hagan, Don Shaffer 20-76 Carnation City marker dedication: John Whitehair, Harry Paidas, Karen Perone, Mayor Toni Middleton, Carnation Queen Christina Hagan, Don Shaffer
  • 20-76 The Setting 20-76 The Setting
  • 20-76 Closer 20-76 Closer
  • 20-76 Parade August 2008 20-76 Parade August 2008
  • 20-76 2007 Queen & Court 20-76 2007 Queen & Court
  • 20-76 2008 Queen & Court 20-76 2008 Queen & Court
Title, side A
Alliance-Birthplace of Ohio's State Flower - The Scarlet Carnation
Text, side A
In 1866, Alliance physician, amateur horticulturalist, and politician Dr. Levi Lamborn propagated the scarlet carnation from French seedlings in greenhouses at this site. Opposing William McKinley for the 18th Congressional District in 1876, Lamborn presented the future president with a carnation boutonniere before each debate. McKinley, successful in those debates, continued to use the carnation as a good-luck charm, wearing the carnation in his lapel as president. On September 14, 1901, moments after removing the flower from his lapel and giving it to a young admirer at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, President McKinley was killed by an assassin's bullet. The Ohio General Assembly passed a joint resolution naming the scarlet carnation the state flower on February 3, 1904, as it "represented a token of love and reverence for the Ohio president." On April 1, 1959, the Ohio Legislature proclaimed Alliance "The Carnation City."
Address
57 W Main St
Alliance, OH 44601
Location
The Salvation Army, 57 W Main St.
Coordinates
Latitude: 40.921751, Longitude: -81.106797.
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