Truman's Birthplace: Lamar, Missouri
Reba YoungISBN: 1589802365;
Book DescriptionIn 1870, the famous gambler and gunslinger Wyatt Earp began his career in a small town known as Lamar, Missouri. Earp served as the town constable, earning fifteen dollars a month before moving West and making a name for himself. The Ozark Mountains town was also the birthplace of the thirty-third president, Harry S Truman, in 1884. Lamar was a stepping stone in the paths of both men, who went on to gain national renown. However, the town?s not-so-famous residents also had interesting stories to tell. Reba Earp Young?s book "Truman?s Birthplace" details the lives and rituals of her hometown in the early part of the twentieth century. "Truman?s Birthplace" is a collection of editorials the author wrote for the local newspaper, the Lamar Democrat, from 1980 until 1992. Fueled by nearly a century?s worth of experiences, Young?s writing recalls a small-town way of life before the widespread use of electricity, telephones, and mass...
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