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. Touch 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. Touch for directions.
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 First Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
Also see . . .
1. Harry S. Truman. (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Gingko biloba. (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Selected Gingko Forms. (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 949 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.