"Home of Harry S. Truman" Independence by shdw100
Independence Travel Guide: 54 reviews and 134 photos
Independence is a separate city from Kansas City, but many people consider it to be just an extension of the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Independence has been around since 1827, making it one of the oldest settlements west of the Mississippi. It has a long history as being the place where the trails to the west started, namely the Oregon and the Santa Fe. Missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormons) arrived here, although because of religious persecution, were eventually driven from the state. Independence was involved in the Civil War, as Missouri was a swing state, with both the Union and Confederacy wanting it for it's own. The 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman, resided here as well. The city is rich in history, a great place to explore for a day
- Pros:Many different things to do in one day.
- In a nutshell:Great place to learn about early frontier history
There are many shops located around the historic main square of Independence, surrounding the city hall. Many of them... more travel advice
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