HARRY S. TRUMAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL SITE- INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI

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219 N. Delaware St, Independence, Missouri was the residence of the 33rd President Harry S. Truman. The house where Harry and Bess Truman lived was Bess’s house- her grandparents had lived there and Bess and her mother Mrs. Wallace moved in after Bess’s father committed suicide in 1903. The Truman’s when they married would live there from 1919 until his death in 1972 and she would continue to live there until her death in death in 1982. {Bess lived to be 97 the longest living First Lady} I admire Harry for taking a lot of crap from the mother -in -law. Mrs. Wallace would live until the month before Harry left The White House -December 1952- and Harry was never good enough for her Bessie- not even when he was President of the United States and he was always being reminded of that fact. The Truman’s lived a modest life- and in visiting the home-there is very little inside to remind you of the fact he was once the POTUS. After leaving The White House the Truman’s returned home- a comfortable house but surely nothing fancy.

12 responses to “HARRY S. TRUMAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL SITE- INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI

    • From what I have read- Harry just kept his mouth shut about the MIL..and took it. The house appeared to be one that would be very comfortable to live in- we will never see a POTUS or former POTUS live in such a house.. also after leaving the presidency HST was pretty much broke- one of the reasons they came up with the presidential pension in the 1950’s was because of him- not that he was asking for it- but the thought was we don’t want to see a former president scraping to get by…

    • The next time I am over that way will have to see the WWI Museum and also want to see the Negro League Baseball Museum.

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