Archive for November, 2012

Harry S. Truman in WWI

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Truman as a WWI American Solider

In 1917, World War I was in full swing and Truman joined the army like a million others his age! He served in France, leaving the army as a captain in May of 1919. Very soon after he married Elizabeth “Bess” Wallace! The Truman couple was born!

The Little White House in 1890

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Quarters A & B

Did you know that what we call the Harry S. Truman Little White House was originally waterfront when it was built in 1890? It was constructed as a first officer’s quarters on the submarine base naval station. The wooden duplex was made up of Quarters A for the base commandant and Quarters B for the paymaster. However, in 1911, the home was converted into a single-family dwelling.

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