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Missouri From 1803 - 1992


CITY OF INDEPENDENCE “An American Original”


Stephanie Roush 111 E Maple Ave


Independence, MO 64050 www.independencemeetings.com sroush@indepmo.org 1-866-657-MEET • Fax: 816-325-7932


Area hotel rooms: 1,400


Entertainment nearby: Independence Events Center, Historical homes, Truman sites, pioneer sites, historic Square, Missouri Mormon heritage sites, golf, KC Chiefs and KC Royals, immediately adjacent to Kansas City.


Meeting facilities: Independence Events Center, Truman Memorial Building, Hartman Conference Center, Harry S. Truman Library & Museum, Community of Christ World Headquarters, Bass Pro Shops and more.


a lot more than great facilities and hospitality. Independence also offers 20 heritage attractions that thrill and fascinate visitors young and old. These include the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, the Truman home, amazing Victorian mansions, the Na- tional Frontier Trails Museum and much more. The fourth largest city in Missouri is also just minutes away from Kansas City and a host of other attractions. Choose from historic or contemporary meeting facilities and take advantage of our free planning as- sistance. While you’re here, take some time for great shopping and dining op- tions as well as world class golf.


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he hometown of President Harry Truman offers meeting planners


1803 - The US buys the Louisiana Pur- chase from Napoleon


1804 - The Lewis and Clark Expedi- tion set out from St. Louis


1805 - The Territory of Louisiana es- tablished; the seat of government was St. Louis


1808 - Joseph Charless founded the


fi rst newspaper in Missouri, the “Missouri Gazette” 1821 - Missouri admitted as the 24th


state; the state capitol was located in St. Charles until a permanent location was designated 1826 - Jefferson City designated Mis-


souri’s permanent seat of government 1835 - Writer Samuel L. Clemens


(Mark Twain) born in Florida, Missouri 1841 - The University of Missouri, the


fi rst state university west of the Mississippi River, opened 1847 - Jesse Woodson James is born at


Kearney 1860 - Pony Express started its fi rst run from St. Joseph to Sacramento, California 1866 - Calamity Jane was born in Princeton, Mo 1867 - The Missouri Woman’s Suffrage


Club organized in St. Louis; the fi rst such organization in the United States 1904 - World’s Fair opened in St. Louis 1944 - Senator Harry S. Truman of In- dependence is elected Vice President. 1945 - Harry S. Truman became Presi-


dent upon the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1965 - The Gateway Arch was com-


pleted 1987 - Whiteman Air Force Base in


Knob Knoster was designated as the home of the B-2 Stealth Bomber unit 1992 - Missouri voters approved river-


boat gambling excursions on the Missis- sippi and Missouri Rivers Source: www.e-referencedesk.com


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