By Jon E. Taylor

ISBN-10: 0826218016

ISBN-13: 9780826218018

Over the last century, 3 nationally major histories have vied for area and position in Independence, Missouri. Independence was once declared Zion by means of Joseph Smith, served as a meeting and provisioning aspect for trails west, and was once referred to as domestic by means of President Truman for sixty-four years. Taylor has built-in examine from newspapers, public files, oral histories, and personal papers to element how the group has preserved those numerous legacies. He areas the position of protection in Independence not just in the better context of upkeep within the usa but additionally in the context of yankee environmental heritage.

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United Order of Enoch Articles of Association and By-Laws,” 11 May 1910, in 24 A President, a Church, and Trails West Construction of Independence Sanitarium, 1909. Courtesy Community of Christ Library-Archives, Independence, Missouri. The order purchased lots for those who would gather to Independence and then sold them to members at a low cost when they arrived. ” The lots were sold at either $5 or $7 a foot depending upon the location and improvements made to the property. In 1917 the Order of Enoch meeting minutes noted a number of residents had purchased lots and constructed modest homes on them in the Summit Addition.

The FDR library, which opened in 1939, was the first presidential library—it too came to be governed by the Presidential Libraries Act, bringing the number of presidential libraries operated by the National Archives to ten. Jonathan P. Pearson, “Pres- Introduction 5 In the late twentieth century, historic sites of all kinds have served as economic generators of local revenue. America’s interest in the proliferating historic sites and the federal government’s involvement in preservation received a boost in 1966 after passage of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), which created a federal National Register of Historic Places to which anyone could nominate historic properties based on their local, state, or national significance.

For F. ’s private denunciation of polygamy, see Pearl Bridge to F. M. Smith, 9 July 1926, Smith to Bridge, 12 August 1926, in folder 35, Correspondence 1923–1929, Frederick M. Smith Records and Papers, RLDS Archives. 26 A President, a Church, and Trails West be the location of the church headquarters. F. M. had accompanied his father to the city when he decided to make Independence his home in 1906, and after F. M. became president, he moved more of the church operations to the city. At the 1920 church conference, members voted to transfer the church’s legal headquarters from Lamoni to Independence.

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