Oral Histories: R
Norman Reigle was the first superintendent of the Harry S Truman National Historic Site. The interviews describe early development of the home and park headquarters, local organization involvement and park operations.
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Reynolds, Dwain W.
Dwain Reynolds repaired the Truman home first as a child with his father and then later as an adult. Reynolds discusses minor changes to the home over the years, including the roof materials, interior door locks, and windows.
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Thomas P. Richter served as the ranger in charge when the Truman home was transferred to the National Park Service and was the site's first chief ranger. He remained at the site until October 1987, when he moved to an appointment in St. Louis.
Romine, Roy and Carol
Roy Romine was a cousin of Harry Truman. His grandmother, Emily Truman, was the sister of Harry's father, John Anderson Truman. Mr. Romine discusses relationships between the Colgan-Truman family members.
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Did You Know?
From age six on, Harry was always interested in Bess. He later wrote her, “I have never met a girl in my life that you were not the first to be compared with her, to see wherein she was lacking and she always was.”