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President Truman

Remember on that November 1948 morning after he won the election? President Harry Truman, a Democrat, held up a copy of the Chicago Tribune? He was laughing because the early edition headline of the Republican newspaper was an absolutely wrong DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN.

Truman’s birthplace is a small six-room farmhouse in Lamar, Missouri, about 100 miles from Kansas City. The house was purchased in 1957 by the United Auto Workers to honor the President who was a strong advocate of unions. They had it restored as a museum and given to the State of Missouri as an Historic Site. The museum is at 1009 Truman Avenue, and open daily to the public.

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