Talk:Assassination of James A. Garfield

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I know the article looks a little sloppy right now with the statue picture crammed in there, but I am going through the Peskin book and will be getting Vowell's in an effort to expand the article, and I'll rearrange things when I'm done. Vidor (talk) 05:31, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Sounds good. Remember (talk) 13:39, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Vowell's book, frustratingly, checked out of my local library. Should be done adding references and additional info from the Peskin biography soon. Vidor (talk) 23:27, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Done, until I get ahold of Vowell's book. Vidor (talk) 07:10, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Garfield's Destination[edit]

Was Garfield going to New Jersey or Williams College? The first paragraph of the section on the assassination states the former, then the latter in the next paragraph. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:21, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

World's First Air Conditioning?[edit]

I question this claim. The article says, "Navy engineers rigged up the world's first air conditioner," but I believe that the ancient Romans had already done something similar by running water from the aqueducts through the walls of the house. I can't find many references to this now, but I recall learning about it from a History Channel documentary. (one reference I found: [1]--Colinb (talk) 16:33, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Which One?[edit]

The National Gallery of Art is composed of two buildings (east and west). Which building is on te site where Garfield was assassinated? --Coingeek (talk) 14:52, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

The original (west) NGA building is on the site of Garfield's assassination. The building is now specified in this and the James A. Garfield articles. —ADavidB 18:34, 17 October 2009 (UTC)


Someone asked me on my talk page why I removed information from the "aftermath" section of this article that was properly cited. The reason is that while that information was properly cited, it was irrelevant. How some Russian anarchist group felt about the murder or whether or not a bell was rung in London has nothing to do with the Garfield, Guiteau, or anyone else even tangentially connected with the crime. Vidor (talk) 01:38, 7 October 2011 (UTC)


On the drawing of the crowd of mourners in the section "Aftermath", i think the man stated to be James G. Blaine may in fact be Rutherford B. Hayes. Also, i think the man between Arthur and Grant is Chief Justice Morrison Waite. I think it should say so in the caption.--Solomonfromfinland (talk) 11:29, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

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