The "Historic Truman Depot" located in central Independence, Missouri. The Red Caboose partially visible at left is a permanent part of the site.
|Location||600 South Grand Avenue
Independence, MO 64050
|Owned by||Union Pacific Railroad|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Passengers (2016)||7,973 9%|
Missouri Pacific Depot
|Architect||Missouri Pacific Railroad|
|NRHP Reference #||79001365|
|Added to NRHP||January 22, 1979|
Independence, also known as Missouri Pacific Depot, is an Amtrak train station in Independence, Missouri, United States. 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.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2016, State of Missouri" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
- City of Independence interactive tourist brochure
- Jackson County Listings on the National Register of Historic Places
- "Fans of Truman Depot fear for its future: History lovers and train buffs want to ensure its future isn't as rocky as its past" Page A-1, Independence Examiner, 10-23-2010 edition.
- Amtrak – Stations – Independence, MO
- Independence Amtrak Station (USA Rail Guide -- TrainWeb)
- Independence, MO (IDP) (Amtrak's Great American Stations)
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