Independence in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Truman Historic Walking Tour Stop 9
During his daily walks in his later years, Harry Truman would stop and pat this old Gingko tree, speak a few words, then continue his walk.
Independence Garden Club
Harry Truman Gingko
Designated as a famous & historic tree by American Forests.
Erected by City of Independence and Cornell Roofing and Sheet Metal Company. (Marker Number 9.)
Location. 39° 5.572′ N, 94° 25.385′ W. Marker is in Independence, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on Maple Avenue near Delaware Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in the sidewalk, near the tree. Marker is at or near this postal address: 611 West Maple Street, Independence MO 64050, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph T. Noland House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Truman House (about 400 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named First Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 700 feet Independence Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); First United Methodist Church (about 800 feet away); First Fireproof Building in Independence (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Independence.
Also see . . .
1. Harry S. Truman. (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Gingko biloba. (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. Selected Gingko Forms. (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 843 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.