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Diary Entry of Former President Harry S. Truman

Date:
1953-01-21T00:00:00
Description:
THURSDAY, JANUARY [handwritten] 21, 1953 22nd Day 343 Days to come Three or four thousand people at the station in St. Louis a grand reception. Crowds at Washington, Hermann and more than a thousand at Jefferson City. California, Tipton and all along the line the same. Mr. Younty at Tipton gave me a [?]. Arrived at Independence one hour late 8:15 instead of 7:15. There were more than 10,000 people at the station - such a crowd and such a jam no one could get through. Never was such a crowd or such a welcome in Independence. There were 5000 more at the house at 219 No. Delaware St. Mrs. T & I were overcome. It was the pay off for thirty years of hell and hard work. [round stamp in blue ink] HARRY S. TRUMAN LIBRARY U.S. GOVERNMENT "NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS SERVICE", THURSDAY, JANUARY [handwritten] 21, 1953 22nd Day 343 Days to come Three or four thousand people at the station in St. Louis a grand reception. Crowds at Washington, Hermann and more than a thousand at Jefferson City. California, Tipton and all along the line the same. Mr. Younty at Tipton gave me a [?]. Arrived at Independence one hour late 8:15 instead of 7:15. There were more than 10,000 people at the station - such a crowd and such a jam no one could get through. Never was such a crowd or such a welcome in Independence. There were 5000 more at the house at 219 No. Delaware St. Mrs. T & I were overcome. It was the pay off for thirty years of hell and hard work. [round stamp in blue ink] HARRY S. TRUMAN LIBRARY U.S. GOVERNMENT "NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS SERVICE"
Subject:
Crowds, Dwellings, Presidential residences, Railroads
Partner:
National Archives and Records Administration
Part of:
1953, Diaries Files
Source:
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7542764
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