Harry S. Truman - New Madrid, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 36° 35.268 W 089° 31.648
16S E 273886 N 4052121
Quick Description: This marker is near the eastern entrance to the New Madrid, Missouri County Courthouse. The Courthouse is located at 450 Main Street in New Madrid, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/28/2018 4:11:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMY62Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Long Description:
This marker is near the eastern entrance to the New Madrid, Missouri County Courthouse. The marker has the New Madrid County seal at the top - I am assuming that they are the responsible party for the placement. The text of the marker reads:

(picture of Seal of New Madrid County)


U.S. Senator 1935 - 1945
President of the United States 1945 - 1953

Harry S. Truman delivered campaign speeches at the Court
House during his senate campaigns in 1934 and 1940. The
1934 campaign was opened in southeast Missouri and New
Madrid was one of the early campaign stops. In his 1934
speech Truman developed the themes that would later
position him as a leader in the Democratic Party, championing
the farmers, workers and the "New Deal" politics of the
Roosevelt Administration. The 1940 campaign speech declared
that national defense would be his priority. Truman's second
senate nomination was supported by New Madrid County
Prosecuting Attorney J. V. Conran, who proved to be a strong
ally in that very close Senate primary race. "I am deeply
affected that the good people of a part of Missouri most remote
from my home town did me much a singular honor," Truman said.

Erected 2015

History of Mark:
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Web link: Not listed

Additional point: Not Listed

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