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Harry S. Truman Birthplace State Historic Site

CPC Catalog > Organization: Harry S. Truman Birthplace State Historic Site


According to the official deed, in 1882, the Truman's purchased a 20- by 28-foot house for $685. On May 8, 1884, Harry S Truman was born in the downstairs southwest bedroom of the one and one-half story house. On that day, to celebrate the birth of his first child, John Anderson proudly planted an Austrian pine tree at the southeast corner of the house, where it thrives today. See where “The Buck” started at Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site. Visitors can view the small frame house where the future President was born, and see furnishings that reflect what a house in western Missouri would have looked like during the time Truman lived in the house.


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