Independence in Missouri

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Harry S. Truman's Independence home, now part of the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site © Nationalparks/cc-by-sa-2.5

Harry S. Truman’s Independence home, now part of the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site
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Independence is the 5th most populous city in Missouri and the county seat of Jackson County. Independence is a satellite city of Kansas City, Missouri, and is the largest suburb on the Missouri side of the Kansas City metropolitan area. In 2020, it had a total population of 123,011.

Independence is known as the “Queen City of the Trails” because it was a point of departure for the California, Oregon, and Santa Fe Trails. It is the hometown of U.S. President Harry S. Truman, with the Truman Presidential Library and Museum, and the gravesites of Truman and First Lady Bess Truman. The city is sacred to the Latter Day Saint movement, as the home of Joseph Smith‘s 1831 Temple Lot, and the headquarters of several Mormon denominations.

Jackson County Courthouse © TheCatalyst31/cc-by-sa-3.0 Kiosk where three National Historic Trails meet © Ser Amantio di Nicolao/cc-by-sa-4.0 Kiosk where three National Historic Trails meet © Ser Amantio di Nicolao/cc-by-sa-4.0 Kiosk where three National Historic Trails meet © Ser Amantio di Nicolao/cc-by-sa-4.0 Kiosk where three National Historic Trails meet © Ser Amantio di Nicolao/cc-by-sa-4.0 Kiosk where three National Historic Trails meet © Ser Amantio di Nicolao/cc-by-sa-4.0 Harry S. Truman's Independence home, now part of the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site © Nationalparks/cc-by-sa-2.5
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Harry S. Truman's Independence home, now part of the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site © Nationalparks/cc-by-sa-2.5
Santa-Cali-Gon Days is an annual Labor Day festival held in Independence intermittently since 1940 and continuously since 1973, celebrating the city’s heritage as a starting point of three major frontier trails: the Santa Fe, California and Oregon. Santa-Cali-Gon gathers everyone in the town to vend to the populous and makes for a great time for all ages. Another popular annual festival is the Vaile Strawberry Festival, which is held on the first Saturday of June at the Vaile Mansion, 1500 N. Liberty, five blocks north of the historic Square. The Independence Heritage Festival is a celebration of the diverse culture that exist in Independence. The Independence town square features numerous family-owned shops surrounding the old main courthouse, which was modeled after Philadelphia‘s Independence Hall. This courthouse houses Harry S. Truman’s former courtroom and office.

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