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Independence
TrumanDepot.jpg
The "Historic Truman Depot" located in central Independence, Missouri. The Red Caboose partially visible at left is a permanent part of the site.
Location600 South Grand Avenue
Independence, MO 64050
Coordinates 39°5′12.26″N 94°25′46.38″W / 39.0867389°N 94.4295500°W / 39.0867389; -94.4295500
INDEPENDENCE (AMTRAK STATION) Latitude and Longitude:

39°5′12.26″N 94°25′46.38″W / 39.0867389°N 94.4295500°W / 39.0867389; -94.4295500
Owned byUnion Pacific Railroad
Line(s)
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks2
Construction
ParkingYes
Other information
Station codeIDP
History
Opened1913
Rebuilt1995
Traffic
Passengers (2016)7,973 [1]Decrease 9%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Terminus
Missouri River Runner
toward  St. Louis
Missouri Pacific Depot
Independence station is located in Missouri
Independence station
Independence station is located in the US
Independence station
Location Independence, Missouri
ArchitectMissouri Pacific Railroad
NRHP reference # 79001365
Added to NRHPJanuary 22, 1979
Location
Location of the Independence Amtrak Station.
Location of the Independence Amtrak Station.
Location within Missouri

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. [2] The station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. [3]

References

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2016, State of Missouri" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  2. ^ City of Independence interactive tourist brochure
  3. ^ Jackson County Listings on the National Register of Historic Places

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