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Harry S. Truman Historic District

 
 
Harry S. Truman Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #33 Harry S. Truman, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists.
 
Location. 39° 6.068′ N, 94° 25.418′ W. Marker is in Independence, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is south of US Highway 24, on North Delaware Street near its intersection with Northwest Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Independence MO 64050, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Liberty Bell Replica Marker (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Harry S. Truman Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Truman Library Veterans Memorial Carillon
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Eternal Flame of Freedom (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harry S. Truman Grave (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Man of Means (approx. 0.2 miles away); Three Trails From Independence (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Railroad Comes to Town! (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
 
Also see . . .  Harry S. Truman Historic District. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on May 2, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Harry S. Truman Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2011
2. Harry S. Truman Historic District Marker
Looking south along Delaware Street
Harry S. Truman Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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 was last revised on May 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 706 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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