Independence, Missouri

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Independence is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri.wikipedia
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Jackson County, Missouri

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It lies within Jackson County, of which it is the county seat.
Although Independence retains its status as the original county seat, Kansas City serves as a second county seat and the center of county government.

Kansas City, Missouri

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Independence is a satellite city of Kansas City, Missouri, and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Along with Independence, one of its major suburbs, it serves as one of the two county seats of Jackson County.

Kansas City metropolitan area

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Independence is a satellite city of Kansas City, Missouri, and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Alongside KCMO, the area includes a number of other cities and suburbs, the largest being Overland Park, Kansas; Kansas City, Kansas; Olathe, Kansas; and Independence, Missouri; each over 100,000 in population.

Oregon Trail

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Independence is known as the "Queen City of the Trails" because it was a point of departure for the California, Oregon, and Santa Fe Trails.
By 1836, when the first migrant wagon train was organized in Independence, Missouri, a wagon trail had been cleared to Fort Hall, Idaho.

Temple Lot

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The city is also sacred to many Latter Day Saints, with Joseph Smith's 1831 Temple Lot being located here, as well as the headquarters of several Latter Day Saint factions.
The Temple Lot, located in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, is the first site to be dedicated for the construction of a temple in the Latter Day Saint movement.

Joseph Smith

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The city is also sacred to many Latter Day Saints, with Joseph Smith's 1831 Temple Lot being located here, as well as the headquarters of several Latter Day Saint factions.
They first gathered in Kirtland, Ohio and established an outpost in Independence, Missouri which was intended to be Zion's "center place".

Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum

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Independence was also the hometown of U.S. President Harry S. Truman; the Truman Presidential Library and Museum is located in the city, and Truman and First Lady Bess Truman are buried here. The Harry S. Truman National Historic Site (Truman's home) and the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum are both located in Independence, as is one of Truman's boyhood residences.
The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum is the presidential library and resting place of Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953), located on U.S. Highway 24 in Independence, Missouri.

Missouri

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Independence is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri.
In the early 1830s, Mormon migrants from northern states and Canada began settling near Independence and areas just north of there.

Bess Truman

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Independence was also the hometown of U.S. President Harry S. Truman; the Truman Presidential Library and Museum is located in the city, and Truman and First Lady Bess Truman are buried here.
She had known her future husband since they were children attending the same school in Independence, Missouri.

Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerite)

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These include the Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), the Church of Christ (Temple Lot), the Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerite) and the Restoration Branches.
The Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerite) is a denomination of the Latter Day Saint movement headquartered in Independence, Missouri, United States.

Church of Christ (Temple Lot)

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These include the Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), the Church of Christ (Temple Lot), the Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerite) and the Restoration Branches.
The Church of Christ, informally called "Hedrickites" and the Church of Christ (Temple Lot), is a denomination of the Latter Day Saint movement headquartered in Independence, Missouri, on what is known as the Temple Lot.

Santa Fe Trail

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Independence is known as the "Queen City of the Trails" because it was a point of departure for the California, Oregon, and Santa Fe Trails.
Connecting riverboat port cities and their wagon train outfitters to western destinations, the trail was a fundamentally important trade route, carrying manufactured products from the central plains of United States to the trail head towns St. Joseph and Independence, Missouri.

California Trail

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Independence is known as the "Queen City of the Trails" because it was a point of departure for the California, Oregon, and Santa Fe Trails.
The future Oregon/California wagon trail had minimal improvements usually limited to partially filling in impassable gullys, etc.. By 1836, when the first Oregon migrant wagon train was organized in Independence, Missouri, a wagon trail had been scouted and roughed out to Fort Hall, Idaho.

Second Battle of Independence

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Independence saw two important battles during the Civil War: the first on August 11, 1862, when Confederate soldiers took control of the town, and the second in October 1864, which also resulted in a Southern victory.
The Second Battle of Independence was a minor engagement of the American Civil War October 21–22, 1864 centered in Independence, Missouri, with some of the fiercest fighting taking place at the present-day United Nations Peace Plaza; the "Harry Truman" Railroad Depot; George Caleb Bingham's residence in the city, the Community of Christ church's Temple, Auditorium and "Stone Church"; and the headquarters of the Church of Christ (Temple Lot).

List of denominations in the Latter Day Saint movement

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Tension grew with local Missourians until the Latter Day Saints were driven from the area in 1833, the beginning of a conflict which culminated in the 1838 Mormon War.
A common approach in some histories and studies is to use Rocky Mountain Saints for those denominations headquartered in the American West and Prairie Saints for those denominations that formed in and around Nauvoo, Illinois; Voree, Wisconsin; Independence, Missouri; and other locations in the Midwest and East.

Restoration branches

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These include the Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), the Church of Christ (Temple Lot), the Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerite) and the Restoration Branches.
The movement is centered on Independence, Missouri which followers believe, as Joseph Smith, Jr and Joseph Smith III taught, is the centerplace of Zion.

First Battle of Independence

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Independence saw two important battles during the Civil War: the first on August 11, 1862, when Confederate soldiers took control of the town, and the second in October 1864, which also resulted in a Southern victory.
The First Battle of Independence was a minor engagement of the American Civil War, occurring on August 11, 1862, in the city of Independence, located in Jackson County, Missouri.

Community of Christ

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These include the Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), the Church of Christ (Temple Lot), the Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerite) and the Restoration Branches. Independence played an important role in the early history of the Latter Day Saint movement, and is home to the headquarters of several separatist denominations of the Latter Day Saint movement, most notably the Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), whose Temple is located there.
From its headquarters in Independence, Missouri, the church offers a special focus on evangelism, peace and justice ministries, spirituality and wholeness, youth ministries and outreach ministries.

American frontier

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Named after the Declaration of Independence, Independence was founded on March 29, 1827, and quickly became an important frontier town.
By 1836, when the first migrant wagon train was organized in Independence, Missouri, a wagon trail had been cleared to Fort Hall, Idaho.

1838 Mormon War

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Tension grew with local Missourians until the Latter Day Saints were driven from the area in 1833, the beginning of a conflict which culminated in the 1838 Mormon War.
Shortly after what Mormons consider to be the restoration of the gospel in 1830, Smith stated he had received a revelation that the Second Coming of Christ was near, that the City of Zion would be near the town of Independence in Jackson County, Missouri, and that his followers were destined to inherit the land held by the current settlers.

Harry S. Truman National Historic Site

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The Harry S. Truman National Historic Site (Truman's home) and the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum are both located in Independence, as is one of Truman's boyhood residences.
The centerpieces of the site, which is operated by the National Park Service, are the Truman Home in Independence and the Truman Farm Home in Grandview, although it also includes the Noland home of Truman's cousins and the George and Frank Wallace homes of Bess Truman's brothers.

William Chrisman High School

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Three public high schools are located within the city limits: Truman High School, Van Horn High School, and William Chrisman High School; and two private high schools, Center Place Restoration School and Family Christian Academy, are also.
William Chrisman High School is a high school located in Independence, Missouri, United States, as part of the Independence School District.

Truman High School (Independence, Missouri)

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Three public high schools are located within the city limits: Truman High School, Van Horn High School, and William Chrisman High School; and two private high schools, Center Place Restoration School and Family Christian Academy, are also.
Truman High School is a public high school located in Independence, Missouri, serving students in grades 9-12.

Blue Springs R-IV School District

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Four school districts have areas within the city: Independence, Blue Springs, Fort Osage Schools, and Raytown.
The district also serves a small southwestern portion of Independence, small northern portion of Lee's Summit, all of Lake Tapawingo and parts of unincorporated Jackson County, Missouri.

Independence Temple

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Independence played an important role in the early history of the Latter Day Saint movement, and is home to the headquarters of several separatist denominations of the Latter Day Saint movement, most notably the Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), whose Temple is located there.
It dominates the skyline of Independence, Missouri, USA, and has become the focal point of the headquarters of Community of Christ (formerly, the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.