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Congressman Wants Study of Truman Home w/ Harry S. Truman State Historic Site Conceptual Development Plan

August 3rd, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

By Andy Ostmeyer

LAMAR, Mo. — “We’re just desperate here,” Lamar City Administrator Lynn Calton said in welcoming a proposal by U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., to consider Harry Truman’s birthplace for inclusion in the national park system.

Earlier this week, Skelton introduced legislation directing the U.S. secretary of the interior to conduct a study to determine the suitability and feasibility of making the home a part of the Harry S Truman National Historic Site or designating it as a separate unit of the national park system. Skelton’s measure has been referred to the House Natural Resources Committee. Read more…

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