Life on the Family Farm

Life on the Family Farm (HM1IWK)

Location: Grandview, MO 64030 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 54.093', W 94° 31.867'

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"I've settled all the ills of mankind one way and another while riding along seeing that each animal pulled his part of the load."
Harry S Truman

In 1867, Solomon and Harriet Young, Harry S Truman's maternal grandparents, purchased 398 acres of the 600 that they would eventually own in Grandview, Missouri. After a fire destroyed the original farm home a temporary structure was built. The home that you see today is the "temporary" structure that was built in 1894.

His mother said "It was on the farm that Harry got his common sense." As a farmer, Truman cultivated qualities that shaped his character and prepared him for future challenges. Work hard, treat others fairly, always do your best, and persevere in tough times were his guiding principles, and he would take this with him to the White House.

Life here could be harsh, with days of backbreaking labor, disastrous weather, and unsure profits. At the age of 33, Harry left the farm to fight in World War I. Although he never returned to farming, he would never forget his rural heritage. A visit to the Truman Farm can provide one with a richer understanding of Harry S. Truman as President of the United States.
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceHome
Marker TypeHistoric Home
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleInterpretative Marker / Sign
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees38.90155000, -94.53111667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.093', W 94° 31.867'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 5.58" N, 94° 31' 52.02" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)816, 913
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12301 Blue Ridge Blvd, Grandview MO 64030, US
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