Saturday, July 21, 2012

Day Fourteen: Marion to Independence

We left quite early, but then the trip didn't take as long as we'd thought, so we got to Independence in time to go over and see Harry Truman's house.



It is still brown and dry...


It is flat! out here

flat land

The Arch



Welcome to Missouri!

Missouri welcome sign

You can't get to Maryland from here (!) but the road to Earth City is still open...

Maryland Heights closed and Earth City Parkway

I wonder if this cools you off?


A nice mix of names: Auxvasse, Mexico, Fulton

Auxvasse, Mexico, Fulton: nice mix of names

A different mix (also: why a Churchill museum here?)

Churchill museum and Ozarks museum

The Missouri River

Missouri River

Missouri river

Independence, home of Harry Truman (almost didn't get the sign at all!)
partial Independence sign (with Truman)

Truman National Historic Site

Truman National Historic Site

A mule tour. Poor mules - it was hot

mule tour

The courthouse, with Truman by the side


Truman (we didn't walk back that way so I didn't get his front, but look how he's holding his cane.

statue of Truman

The signs for the house

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Truman sign

And the house itself - you can't take pictures inside.


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At 10:28 PM, July 21, 2012 Blogger fev had this to say...

You're passing by all my old homes on this trip!

Be sure to bird Squaw Creek as you're heading west (or Eagle Bluffs if you go back past Columbia).

At 4:00 AM, July 22, 2012 Anonymous Picky had this to say...

Fulton is, of course, where Churchill gave his "Iron Curtain" speech, so that could be the reason.

At 1:42 PM, July 22, 2012 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Picky, ya beat me to the punch re: Churchill.

Ridger, sharp eye re Truman's cane. See:
(Note also absence of a hat on the statue: Truman, the erstwhile haberdasher, wore them -- Panama in summer, fedora the rest of the time, IIRC).

BTW, when I Googled on "Harry Truman" and "cane" just now, three of the photos on page 2 of the search were from this post -- Independence city limit sign, the squirrel, and a shot of the river.


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