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Harry S. Truman Birthplace State Historic Site


Harry S. Truman is the only American President to be born in the state of Missouri. Truman was also a Captian in Battery D of the 129th Field Artillery Unit who served overseas. Harry S. Truman was born at this site in Lamar, Missouri on May 8, 1884, and serves as a memorial to the man and his service in both the military and United States Government. The home was designated a State Historic Site on April 19, 1959, Truman was there for the event. 

The site also features a stone memorial featuring a portrait of Truman with his overseas cap on. It was placed by the American Legion of the 15th District in May of 1984. 

Contribute to Mapping Monuments and Memorials in Missouri

We need your help. If you live in, or frequently travel through the state of Missouri, and come across, or know of a monument or memorial to WWI service members, please contact us and tell us where we can find it. We will then send one of our staff to take photographs and gather needed information.

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You can also take the photographs yourself and submit them to us (no cell phones please). Please submit your information by clicking on the submit link below. We look forward to seeing what you find!