• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

Historic Resource Study

Farm Roots and Family Ties: Historic Resource Study

This study covers the history and significance of the Harry S Truman Farm Home in Grandview, MO, the Frank and George Wallace homes in Independence, and the Noland House in Independence. All floor plans have been removed for security reasons.

Table of Contents (353 KB)

Part I: Truman Farm in Grandview
Chapter 1: Solomon and Harriet Young: Their World (736 KB)
Chapter 2: Harry S Truman and the Truman Family (528 KB)
Chapter 3: Harry S Truman: His Years on the Young-Truman Farm (1.06 MB)
Chapter 4: Truman's Grandview Farming and Political Success (864 KB)
Chapter 5: The Grandview Farm, 1917-1940 (684 KB)
Chapter 6: The Farm Repurchased, Restored and Made Public (832 KB)

Part II: Noland and Wallace Properties in Independence
Chapter 7: Nineteenth-Century Independence and Moore's Addition (1.5 MB)
Chapter 8: Noland Family and House, 1847-1923 (1.39 MB)
Chapter 9: Noland-Haukenberry House, 1923-1986 (1.36 MB)
Chapter 10: The Wallace and Gates Families in Independence (610 KB)
Chapter 11: Frank & Natalie Ott Wallace Family and House, 1915-1991 (1.39 MB)
Chapter 12: George and May Southern Wallace Family and House, 1916-1991 (1.53 MB)
Appendicies (126 KB)
Bibliography (5.23 MB)
National Register Nomination (4.4 MB)
Index (223 KB)

Did You Know?

Truman family at the launching of the U. S. S. Missouri. Credit: Truman Library

Harry Truman’s loved ones were his inspiration. He wrote to Bess in 1951, “Please take care of yourself. I don’t think you fully understand that I can face the world and all its troubles if you and Margie are all right. I don’t think I can do it if you are not.”