Harry Truman’s neighborhood–a great family getaway, Part 4

After a full day of family fun in Independence, continue your adventure by checking into one of the charming Bed & Breakfasts in the area.

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Harry Truman’s neighborhood–a great family getaway, Part 3

Harry Truman’s sayings are as pertinent as ever, especially when you’re touring his town–Independence, Missouri. There’s never a shortage of things for tourists to do.

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The Civil War in Independence, Missouri

In Jackson County, two major battles took place within the city of Independence, Missouri. The first Battle of Independence, one of the first urban battles of the Civil War, was August 11, 1862.
The second Battle of Independence/Battle of the Little Blue, was October 21-22, 1864, when the Union and Confederate armies fought along the Little Blue River in Eastern Jackson County.The Confederate victory was a costly one. Any strategic gain was offset by the loss of several able officers.

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Harry Truman’s neighborhood –a great family getaway, Part 2

Harry Truman’s pithy sayings are just as applicable today as they were when he was our thirty-third President. As you tour the town of Independence, Missouri, the ghost of Truman looms large.

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Harry Truman’s neighborhood-a great family getaway, Part 1

Independence, MO–the family stops here. And everyone in town is just “wild about Harry.” Guided by the spirit of Harry Truman, families can have a great getaway in this historic town.

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A weekend in Independence MO

Start with an old fashioned wagon ride, take the walking tours, see the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum and stop for a slice of pizza on the square.

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