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A President, a Church and Trails West: Competing Histories in Independence, Missouri

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Over the past century, three nationally significant histories have vied for space and place in Independence, Missouri. Independence was declared Zion by Joseph Smith, served as a gathering and provisioning point for trails west, and was called home by President Harry S. Truman for sixty-four years. Historian Jon E. Taylor has integrated research from newspapers, public doc ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published April 28th 2008 by University of Missouri
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