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Independence in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Harry S. Truman Historic District

 
 
Harry S. Truman Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2011
1. Harry S. Truman Historic District Marker
Inscription.

Harry S. Truman
Historic District

has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

 
Erected 1983.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 39° 6.068′ N, 94° 25.418′ W. Marker is in Independence, Missouri, in Jackson County. Click for map. Marker is south of US Highway 24, on North Delaware Street near its intersection with Northwest Parkway. Marker is in this post office area: Independence MO 64050, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "The Neck" (within shouting distance of this marker); Independence (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Liberty Bell Replica Marker (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Harry S. Truman Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Truman Library Veterans Memorial Carillon (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Eternal Flame of Freedom
Harry S. Truman Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2011
2. Harry S. Truman Historic District Marker
Looking south along Delaware Street
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Harry S. Truman Grave (approx. 0.2 miles away); Truman House (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Independence.
 
Also see . . .  Harry S. Truman Historic District National Historic Landmark Info. (Submitted on July 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Harry S. Truman Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2011
3. Harry S. Truman Historic District Marker
Truman Library is in distance center, above highway overpass.
Harry S. Truman image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
4. Harry S. Truman
This portrait of Harry Truman by Greta Kempton hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“When Franklin Roosevelt died in 1945, his successor, Vice President Harry Truman, felt as if the weight of the world had fallen on him. feeling woefully unprepared, he now had the responsibility for guiding the country through the final phases of World War II and the often-jolting adjustments to peace.

Elected to the presidency in his own right in 1948, Truman had his greatest impact in foreign policy. His most notable achievements included defeating communist takeovers in Greece and Turkey and repelling the USSR's attempt to push the West out of 8erlin. Truman also presided over implementation of the Marshall plan to rebuild Western Europe's war-torn economies, a strategy that may be the greatest triumph in the annals of American diplomacy.

The Vienna-born Greta Kempton was Harry Truman's favorite portraitist. Shortly after she finished what would become his official White House likeness in 1947, she began this portrait. The picture was finally completed in 1970, when former members of Truman's administration presented it to the National Portrait Ga1lery.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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