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By Jon E. Taylor

During the last century, 3 nationally major histories have vied for area and position in Independence, Missouri. Independence was once declared Zion via Joseph Smith, served as a meeting and provisioning element for trails west, and used to be referred to as domestic via President Truman for sixty-four years. Taylor has built-in examine from newspapers, public records, oral histories, and personal papers to aspect how the neighborhood has preserved those numerous legacies. He locations the position of maintenance in Independence not just in the higher context of renovation within the usa but additionally in the context of yankee environmental background.

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L. Olson to L. F. P. Curry, 20 December 1935, in “United Order of Enoch Successors: Central Development Association 1928–1935,” folder 264, Presiding Bishops’ Records and Papers, RLDS Archives. ”35 In November 1922 Independence voters went to the polls to elect an individual to serve as eastern district judge of Jackson County. Harry S. Truman was the Democratic candidate, and he handily defeated his Republican challenger. In Blue Township (composed primarily of Independence precincts), however, out of the 8,791 votes cast, Truman captured only 4,476 (only 161 more votes than his political opponent).

16 The 1880s economic boom opened up new business opportunities for members settling in Independence. Three members opened a store on the northwest corner of the square, a member opened a dental office, another established the Novelty Iron Works. By 1884 the congregation of 350 had outgrown its small brick church and in 1887 began construction on what came to be known as the Stone Church. Constructed directly north of the Temple Lot and the Church of Christ property, the Stone Church faced the Temple Lot.

Produced the first history of historic preservation in America in 1965. His book examined historic preservation from the colonial period to the founding of Williamsburg in 1926. In a subsequent two-volume work, Hosmer carried the story onward, from 1926 to 1949, the year the National Trust for Historic Preservation was chartered by Congress. Hosmer and subsequent scholars since the founding of the National Trust have tended to focus the history of preservation on how the activities of the trust have influenced preservation in the latter half of the twentieth century.

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