Friday, August 31, 2007

The Buck Stops Here!

OK, I don't know if the buck stops here or not, but we did, stop in Kansas City that is. We needed a break from driving, so we spent the day here in Kansas City, Missouri and nearby Independence and Liberty. We went to some of the major LDS historical sites here. If you did not know, the Mormons spent a few years here before being driven out of the state at gun point. Some of my own ancestors lived in Missouri in the 1830s, and one of them was in Liberty Jail with Joseph Smith.

We also went to the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum. I recently finished reading Truman's biography by David McCullough. It was fantastic, so when we planed to spend a day here, the library became a must see.

Here is his house:

And the library:

Here is the famous sign from his desk:

And the actual newspaper that will always be remembered for its big mistake: (in case you did not know, Truman won that election).

I could have spent a lot more time at these sites as well as some other places we did not get to visit, but that will have to wait for another trip. Tomorrow is another long day of driving, through St. Louis and on to Tennessee.

Here are all the pictures from our trip so far.

California to Washington, D.C.

1 comment:

Sanjay said...

These are all nice picture the buck stops here good luck.