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Truman's First Job

 
 
Truman's First Job Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2010
1. Truman's First Job Marker
Inscription.
"It was in the Clinton's Drugstore that Harry S. Truman obtained his first job at three dollars a week. He opened the store every morning at six thirty, mopped the floor, cleaned away the trash, polished the jugs and bottles, worked at the fountain, and clerked."

[Quoted in] Independence & 20th Century Pioneers
by Pearl Wilcox
 
Erected by Clinton's Soda Fountain.
 
Location. 39° 5.571′ N, 94° 24.947′ W. Marker is in Independence, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Main Street, on the left when traveling east on Maple Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 West Maple Avenue, Independence MO 64050, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clinton's Drugstore (here, next to this marker); Twyman Hotel - Kenton House (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry S. Truman (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson County Marshal's House and Jail Museum
Truman's First Job Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2010
2. Truman's First Job Marker
Marker is on green corner wall of Clinton's Soda Fountain at distant right center, beyond the wagon.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Our Jackson County Pioneers (within shouting distance of this marker); Harpie Club (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
 
Also see . . .
1. Harry S. Truman. (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Clinton's Soda Fountain. (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Harry S. Truman image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
3. 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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 654 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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