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    William McKinley Signs An Official Arbor Day Proclamation as Ohio Governor. Original typed 1892 document, signed by McKinley and Ohio Secretary of State Daniel Ryan. Large, showy gold-foil paper official state seal attached. 8.0" x 12.5" and in very fine condition. (2 pp). This is a relic of the earliest days of the environmental conservation movement. McKinley designates April 29, 1892 as Arbor Day: "Whereas, The forests of the state are rapidly disappearing to an alarming extent; therefore, resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the Governor be and is hereby authorized to issue a proclamation, annually, setting apart a day in April for the planting of forest trees, and recommending that the day be devoted by the people to that purpose." Still in the original folders in which it was purchased, in 1956, from legendary autograph dealer King Hostick. A pencil notation confirms a selling price of $15.00. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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