Truman Family Farm, National Historic Landmark
The Truman Family Farm is located at 12301 Blue Ridge Blvd, Grandview MO. In 1906, at twenty two years old, Truman left his banking job in Kansas City in order to work here on his family's farm. Here he shared a seven bedroom home with his parents, grandmother, brother, and sister. The house had no plumbing or electricity and his room was extremely hot in the Summer and cold in the Winter. In 1914 he wrote, “It was an awful task to arise this morning in that ten-degree room,” Truman lived and worked on the farm for eleven years. He was in charge of feeding the livestock and milking the cows every morning before helping with breakfast. After breakfast he would spend the day working on the farm until the evening when the family gathered together to read, talk, or play the piano and sing.
Backstory and Context
Jon E. Taylor. Truman's Grandview Farm. Charleston: History Press, 2013.