Category Archives: Presidential Sites

Harry S Truman Birthplace Historic Site

When we were in Independence, I discovered a brochure for Truman’s birthplace. It happened to be right along our route to Arkansas, in the tiny town of Lamar, Missouri. Truman was born in the downstairs bedroom of this tiny house … Continue reading

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Harry S Truman National Historic Site

Because we went to Wamego to see the Oz Museum, it made the most sense to head to Arkansas via Kansas City. We spent the night in Belton, Missouri. Sally hadn’t been with me when I visited Truman’s home in … Continue reading

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Dwight D. Eisenhower Boyhood Home

We spent a week at Devil’s Den State Park with family and Nate. We took parts of three days to get there so we could see the attractions of Kansas. Our first stop was the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library … Continue reading

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Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

This park was nearly empty on this overcast, cool December afternoon. So much so that the National Park rangers decided it was a good day to wax the floors and we couldn’t enter half the building — one of those … Continue reading

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