Independence, Missouri

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retreating troops arrived on the Little Blue River (Little Blue River (Missouri)), eight miles (13 km) east of Independence (Independence, Missouri). The Union force turned to engage the Confederates again, using a strong defensive position on the west bank. General Curtis, however, ordered Blunt to return to Independence while leaving a small force, under Col. Thomas Moonlight, on the Little Blue. The next day, Curtis ordered Blunt to take all of his volunteers and return to the river. As Blunt neared the stream, he discovered that Moonlight’s brigade had engaged Price's advance guard just after sunup, burning the bridge as previously ordered. Price's main force had arrived by this time and was fiercely engaging Moonlight's unit, which was stubbornly guarding every available ford (ford (river)) in the area. Blunt quickly entered the fray, attempting to drive Price back beyond the defensive positions he wished to reoccupy. A five-hour battle ensued, as Union troops forced the Confederates to fall back at first, entrenching themselves behind several rock walls as they awaited an inevitable Southern counterattack. Although witnesses reported that the outnumbered Federals compelled their enemy to fight for every inch of ground, Confederate numerical superiority slowly took its toll. Gradually, the Northerners were forced to retreat, and the focus of the battle shifted to Independence itself. Little Blue River (Westport). Retrieved on 2009-11-26. See also Little Blue River. National Parks Service CWSAC Battle Summary. Retrieved on 2009-11-29. Davis, pp. 62-54. Price's first true test against this new Union force came at Lexington (Lexington, Missouri), where he drove elements of Curtis' army back toward the Little Blue River (Little Blue River (Missouri)) and the nearby city of Independence (Independence, Missouri). Further triumphs at those two locations positioned Price's army near Westport (Westport, Missouri), where Curtis' main army lay. Pleasanton finally caught up with Price at Independence, pinching the Army of Missouri between two Federal armies, each of which was larger than Price's own force. This brought on the Battle of Westport, also referred to as the "Gettysburg of the West", which saw Price's complete defeat and forced him to retreat southward through Kansas toward the Indian Territory (modern Oklahoma). Further defeats at the Marais des Cygnes (Battle of Marais des Cygnes) River, Mine Creek (Battle of Mine Creek), the Marmiton River (Battle of Marmiton River) and Newtonia (Battle of Newtonia II) followed, forcing Price to retreat all the way into Arkansas and eastern Texas (to avoid additional Federal troops at Fort Smith, Arkansas). The remnants of Price's weary army finally returned to Arkansas on December 2, having lost about 6,000 men. The Army of Missouri officially ceased to exist when these men were subsequently absorbed into the Army of the Trans-Mississippi where Price commanded its Cavalry Corps from December 3, 1864, to March 12, 1865. '''Route 12''' is a short highway in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Its eastern terminus is at Spring Street in Independence. Its western terminus is at Interstate 435 (Interstate 435 (Missouri)) at the eastern edge of Kansas City. The highway is known as Truman Road in Independence, Missouri and passes by the home of Harry S. Truman. Born in Independence, Missouri, he grew up in the western United States. In 1948, he graduated with a BA (Bachelor of Arts) from Howard University. In 1950, he moved to Canada to study sociology at the University of Toronto. He received an M.A. (Master of Arts (postgraduate)) in 1951 and a Ph.D (Doctor of Philosophy) in 1960. '''Route 78''' is a highway in the Kansas City, Missouri area. Its eastern terminus is at Route 7 (Route 7 (Missouri)) east of Independence (Independence, Missouri); its western terminus is at Interstate 435 (Interstate 435 (Missouri)) in Kansas City. Independence and Kansas City are the only two cities on the route. The highway is known as 23rd St. and Lake City Buckner Rd. from the river junction, as its county seat. As the number of farmers increased, the fur traders retreated northward. In 1831, Moses Grinter established a ferry on the Kansas River on the old Indian trail by the Kaw's water. Grinter was one of the earliest permanent white settlers in the Kansas City, Kansas, area. Latter Day Saints Also in 1831, members of the Latter Day Saint (Church of Christ (Latter Day Saints)) religion (commonly called Mormons) coming from Kirtland, Ohio, and New York State (New York) purchased about 2,000 acres (8 km²) of land in the Paseo and Troost Lake areas. Conflict between the Saints and other Missouri residents led to the expulsion of the Mormons from Jackson County in 1833. Later, various groups of Latter-Day Saints returned to Jackson County, the first of whom were members of the diminutive Church of Christ (Temple Lot), quickly followed by adherents to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Community of Christ) under the leadership of Joseph Smith III and members of other factions (List of sects in the Latter Day Saint movement), several of whom had established their headquarters in nearby Independence, Missouri. Today, there are notable numbers of Latter-Day Saints in the Kansas City area, which was recently designated as the site of a new temple (Temple (LDS Church)) for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah), the largest Mormon faction. thumb px255 right Community of Christ Temple in Independence, Missouri, USA. Dedicated 1994. (Image:IndependenceTemple2.jpg) The '''Daily Prayer for Peace''' is a spiritual discipline unique to the Community of Christ and practiced at the Independence Temple in the church's headquarters campus in Independence, Missouri. It falls within the most common category of Christian prayer known as supplication. Biography Sellars also has strong ties to Missouri. He was born and raised in Independence (Independence, Missouri), and received his bachelor’s degrees from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg (Warrensburg, Missouri). He continued his education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he received a master's degree in public administration in 1986 and the Ph.D. in 1992. Post-graduate studies include the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University and the Strategic Planning and Higher Education Marketing program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan (w:Kofi Annan) delivered his farewell address today at the Truman Presidential Museum & Library, Independence, Missouri (w:Independence, Missouri). He reminded his audience of the far sighted leadership provided by President Harry S Truman (w:Harry S Truman) in championing the United Nations (w:United Nations) in its early years. Annan went on to offer five lessons, every one of which led him to conclude that "such leadership is no less sorely needed now than it was sixty years ago".


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, Confederate partisan ranger, buried in Woodlawn cemetery. * Bess Truman, 33rd First Lady of the United States. * Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States. * Ron Wallace (Ron Wallace (singer)), country music singer. * Margaret Weis, fantasy novelist who, with Tracy Hickman, created Dragonlance game world; has written novels and short stories set in world of Krynn. See also * Route of the Oregon Trail * St. Joseph, Missouri References

birth_place Independence (Independence, Missouri), Missouri occupation Novelist '''Margaret Edith Weis''' (born March 16, 1948 in Independence (Independence, Missouri), Missouri, United States) is a fantasy novelist who, along with Tracy Hickman, is one of the original creators of the ''Dragonlance'' game world and has written numerous novels and short stories set in fantastic worlds. Early life Margaret Weis was born in 1948 in Independence, Missouri


historical record

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: lds.org portal site LDSOrg menuitem.b12f9d18fae655bb69095bd3e44916a0 ?vgnextoid 2354fccf2b7db010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD&locale 0&sourceId ba4e425e0848b010VgnVCM1000004d82620a____&hideNav 1 “I Have a Question: What do we know about the location of the Garden of Eden?” , ''Ensign (Ensign (LDS magazine))'', January 1994, 54–55; see also Andrew Jenson, ''Historical Record'', 7:438–39 (1888); Orson F. Whitney, ''Life of Heber C. Kimball'', Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 219 (1967

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and Frederick Douglass and slave-owners from the river junction, as its county seat. As the number of farmers increased, the fur traders retreated northward. In 1831, Moses Grinter established a ferry on the Kansas River on the old Indian trail by the Kaw's water. Grinter was one of the earliest permanent white settlers in the Kansas City, Kansas, area. Latter Day Saints Also in 1831, members of the Latter Day Saint (Church of Christ (Latter Day Saints)) religion (commonly called Mormons) coming from Kirtland, Ohio, and New York State (New York) purchased about 2,000 acres (8 km²) of land in the Paseo and Troost Lake areas. Conflict between the Saints and other Missouri residents led to the expulsion of the Mormons from Jackson County in 1833. Later, various groups of Latter-Day Saints returned to Jackson County, the first of whom were members of the diminutive Church of Christ (Temple Lot), quickly followed by adherents to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Community of Christ) under the leadership of Joseph Smith III and members of other factions (List of sects in the Latter Day Saint movement), several of whom had established their headquarters in nearby Independence, Missouri. Today, there are notable numbers of Latter-Day Saints in the Kansas City area, which was recently designated as the site of a new temple (Temple (LDS Church)) for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah), the largest Mormon faction. thumb px255 right Community of Christ Temple in Independence, Missouri, USA. Dedicated 1994. (Image:IndependenceTemple2.jpg) The '''Daily Prayer for Peace''' is a spiritual discipline unique to the Community of Christ and practiced at the Independence Temple in the church's headquarters campus in Independence, Missouri. It falls within the most common category of Christian prayer known as supplication. Biography Sellars also has strong ties to Missouri. He was born and raised in Independence (Independence, Missouri), and received his bachelor’s degrees from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg (Warrensburg, Missouri). He continued his education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he received a master's degree in public administration in 1986 and the Ph.D. in 1992. Post-graduate studies include the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University and the Strategic Planning and Higher Education Marketing program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan (w:Kofi Annan) delivered his farewell address today at the Truman Presidential Museum & Library, Independence, Missouri (w:Independence, Missouri). He reminded his audience of the far sighted leadership provided by President Harry S Truman (w:Harry S Truman) in championing the United Nations (w:United Nations) in its early years. Annan went on to offer five lessons, every one of which led him to conclude that "such leadership is no less sorely needed now than it was sixty years ago".


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Lake City: Bookcraft, 3:74 (1954-56); Heber C. Kimball, "Advancement of the Saints", ''Journal of Discourses'' 10:235 (1863); ''Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'', Brigham Young to Orson Hyde, March 15, 1857 (1830- ); Wilford Woodruff, Susan Staker (ed.), ''Waiting for the World to End: The Diaries of Wilford Woodruff'', Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 305 (1993); John A. Widtsoe, G

); Heber C. Kimball, "Advancement of the Saints", ''Journal of Discourses'' 10:235 (1863); ''Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'', Brigham Young to Orson Hyde, March 15, 1857 (1830– ); Wilford Woodruff, Susan Staker (ed.), ''Waiting for the World to End: The Diaries of Wilford Woodruff'', Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 305 (1993); John A. Widtsoe, G. Homer Durham (ed.), ''Evidences and Reconciliations'', 396–397 (1960

); ''Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'', Brigham Young to Orson Hyde, March 15, 1857 (1830- ); Wilford Woodruff, Susan Staker (ed.), ''Waiting for the World to End: The Diaries of Wilford Woodruff'', Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 305 (1993); John A. Widtsoe, G. Homer Durham (ed.), ''Evidences and Reconciliations'', 396–397 (1960); Bruce R. McConkie, ''Mormon Doctrine'', Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 19-20 ref>


numerous novels

birth_place Independence (Independence, Missouri), Missouri occupation Novelist '''Margaret Edith Weis''' (born March 16, 1948 in Independence (Independence, Missouri), Missouri, United States) is a fantasy novelist who, along with Tracy Hickman, is one of the original creators of the ''Dragonlance'' game world and has written numerous novels and short stories set in fantastic worlds. Early life Margaret Weis was born in 1948 in Independence, Missouri


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; by the ''Dallas Morning News'', the Truman Library offers theaters, a museum, store, and interactive hands-on exhibits together with a Decision Theater. The museum contains a colorful mural by Thomas Hart Benton (Thomas Hart Benton (painter)), together with a reproduction of the Oval Office. The courtyard contains the graves of Harry, Bess and their daughter Margaret. The museum seeks to educate patrons about the major world-shaping decisions that Truman was involved in as President, together


horror fiction

) in Independence, Missouri, is a writer best known for his humorous fantasy and horror (horror fiction) novels. The '''First Battle of Independence''' was a minor engagement of the American Civil War, occurring on August 11, 1862, in the city of Independence (Independence, Missouri), located in Jackson County, Missouri. Its result was a Confederate (Confederate States of America) victory, continuing the Southern


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domination of the Jackson County area during the early years of that conflict. from the river junction, as its county seat. As the number of farmers increased, the fur traders retreated northward. In 1831, Moses Grinter established a ferry on the Kansas River on the old Indian trail by the Kaw's water. Grinter was one of the earliest permanent white settlers in the Kansas City, Kansas, area. Latter Day Saints Also in 1831, members of the Latter Day Saint (Church of Christ (Latter Day Saints)) religion (commonly called Mormons) coming from Kirtland, Ohio, and New York State (New York) purchased about 2,000 acres (8 km²) of land in the Paseo and Troost Lake areas. Conflict between the Saints and other Missouri residents led to the expulsion of the Mormons from Jackson County in 1833. Later, various groups of Latter-Day Saints returned to Jackson County, the first of whom were members of the diminutive Church of Christ (Temple Lot), quickly followed by adherents to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Community of Christ) under the leadership of Joseph Smith III and members of other factions (List of sects in the Latter Day Saint movement), several of whom had established their headquarters in nearby Independence, Missouri. Today, there are notable numbers of Latter-Day Saints in the Kansas City area, which was recently designated as the site of a new temple (Temple (LDS Church)) for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah), the largest Mormon faction. thumb px255 right Community of Christ Temple in Independence, Missouri, USA. Dedicated 1994. (Image:IndependenceTemple2.jpg) The '''Daily Prayer for Peace''' is a spiritual discipline unique to the Community of Christ and practiced at the Independence Temple in the church's headquarters campus in Independence, Missouri. It falls within the most common category of Christian prayer known as supplication. Biography Sellars also has strong ties to Missouri. He was born and raised in Independence (Independence, Missouri), and received his bachelor’s degrees from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg (Warrensburg, Missouri). He continued his education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he received a master's degree in public administration in 1986 and the Ph.D. in 1992. Post-graduate studies include the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University and the Strategic Planning and Higher Education Marketing program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan (w:Kofi Annan) delivered his farewell address today at the Truman Presidential Museum & Library, Independence, Missouri (w:Independence, Missouri). He reminded his audience of the far sighted leadership provided by President Harry S Truman (w:Harry S Truman) in championing the United Nations (w:United Nations) in its early years. Annan went on to offer five lessons, every one of which led him to conclude that "such leadership is no less sorely needed now than it was sixty years ago".


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as recording director of General Phonograph's OKeh Records label in New York. In the same year he supervised the recording of Mamie Smith's "Crazy Blues", reputed to be the first blues recording specifically aimed at the African-American market. from the river junction, as its county seat. As the number of farmers increased, the fur traders retreated northward. In 1831, Moses Grinter established a ferry on the Kansas River on the old Indian trail by the Kaw's water. Grinter was one of the earliest permanent white settlers in the Kansas City, Kansas, area. Latter Day Saints Also in 1831, members of the Latter Day Saint (Church of Christ (Latter Day Saints)) religion (commonly called Mormons) coming from Kirtland, Ohio, and New York State (New York) purchased about 2,000 acres (8 km²) of land in the Paseo and Troost Lake areas. Conflict between the Saints and other Missouri residents led to the expulsion of the Mormons from Jackson County in 1833. Later, various groups of Latter-Day Saints returned to Jackson County, the first of whom were members of the diminutive Church of Christ (Temple Lot), quickly followed by adherents to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Community of Christ) under the leadership of Joseph Smith III and members of other factions (List of sects in the Latter Day Saint movement), several of whom had established their headquarters in nearby Independence, Missouri. Today, there are notable numbers of Latter-Day Saints in the Kansas City area, which was recently designated as the site of a new temple (Temple (LDS Church)) for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah), the largest Mormon faction. thumb px255 right Community of Christ Temple in Independence, Missouri, USA. Dedicated 1994. (Image:IndependenceTemple2.jpg) The '''Daily Prayer for Peace''' is a spiritual discipline unique to the Community of Christ and practiced at the Independence Temple in the church's headquarters campus in Independence, Missouri. It falls within the most common category of Christian prayer known as supplication. Biography Sellars also has strong ties to Missouri. He was born and raised in Independence (Independence, Missouri), and received his bachelor’s degrees from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg (Warrensburg, Missouri). He continued his education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he received a master's degree in public administration in 1986 and the Ph.D. in 1992. Post-graduate studies include the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University and the Strategic Planning and Higher Education Marketing program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan (w:Kofi Annan) delivered his farewell address today at the Truman Presidential Museum & Library, Independence, Missouri (w:Independence, Missouri). He reminded his audience of the far sighted leadership provided by President Harry S Truman (w:Harry S Truman) in championing the United Nations (w:United Nations) in its early years. Annan went on to offer five lessons, every one of which led him to conclude that "such leadership is no less sorely needed now than it was sixty years ago".

Independence, Missouri

'''Independence''' is the fourth-largest city in the state (U.S. state) of Missouri. Independence lies within Jackson County (Jackson County, Missouri), of which it is the county seat. Independence is a satellite city of Kansas City, Missouri, and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. In 2010, Independence had a total population of 116,830 http: mcdc.missouri.edu webrepts pl94trends Missouri_stplace2.html

Independence is known as the "Queen City of the Trails" Retrieved on 20 July 2008. because it was a point of departure for the California (California Trail), Oregon (Oregon Trail) and Santa Fe Trails. Independence was also the hometown of U.S. President Harry S. Truman; the Truman Presidential Library and Museum (Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum) is located in the city, and Truman and First Lady (First Lady of the United States) Bess Truman are buried here. The city is also sacred to many Latter Day Saints (Latter Day Saint movement), with Joseph Smith's (Joseph Smith, Jr.) 1831 Temple Lot being located here, as well as the headquarters of several Latter Day Saint factions.

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