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Inside the Truman Library
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Former U.S. President Harry Truman’s original “The Buck Stops Here” sign is on display at the Truman Library & Museum.

The National Frontier Trails Museum
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Starting in the 1830s, Independence was a key site for western migration in the USA, acting as the primary jumping-off point for the California, Oregon and Santa Fe Trails.

Clinton’s Soda Fountain in Independence Square
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Clinton’s Soda Fountain was the site of former U.S. President Harry Truman’s first job and is still open today, serving “Ice cream, Shakes and Phosphates!”