Fall Trip to Independence, Missouri
Truman homeTours of the home of Harry S. Truman, 219 North Delaware Street, are run by the National Park Service. Tickets are sold in downtown Independence at the old fire station. 
Front view, Truman home
Harry Truman married Bess Wallace, granddaughter of wealthy George Porterfield Gates and moved into the Gates home with his in-laws. 

Traffic signA street sign in downtown Independence has the congi for its Japanese name as well as the name spelled out in English.

Truman LibraryThe Truman Museum and Library complex sits along Highway 24 at Delaware Street, directly north of the home.
Truman's CryslersA temporary display, on exhibit through Sept. 1999, includes two restored 1940's era Cryslers driven by Truman.
Harry and Bess' graves
Harry and Bess are both buried in the interior courtyard at the Truman Library complex. 
Latter Day SaintAn unusual spire tops this church in Independence built and owned by the church formally known as the RLDS, now Community of Christ.
Bob's lapel flower
Co-traveler, Bob K., wore one of falls last flowers in his buttonhole for our outing. 
red bar
All photos © 1998 by Carol Yoho
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