Missouri Pacific Depot (NRIS 79001365)
600 S. Grand,
MO. County/parish: Jackson.
1 contributing building.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
January 22, 1979.
- Independence (Amtrak station)
- The Independence Amtrak station, also known as Missouri Pacific Depot, is a train station in Independence, Missouri, United States served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. The station was originally built in 1913 by the Missouri Pacific Railroad, and is also known as the "Truman Depot," because it was the final stop in Harry S. Truman's 1948 Whistlestop Campaign where 8,500 admirers welcomed Truman in January 1953 when he returned home after leaving office. Today, the depot is an Amtrak stop and is said to be home to the Jackson County Genealogical Society Research Library. The station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. (read more...)
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