Independence, Missouri

What is Independence, Missouri known for?


significant religious

, which has its headquarters in Kirkwood (Kirkwood, Missouri), as well as the United Pentecostal Church International in Hazelwood, both outside St. Louis. Independence (Independence, Missouri), near Kansas City, is the headquarters for the Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), and the group Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This area and other parts of Missouri are also of significant religious


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, and the settlement of the American West. Located at the National Frontier Trails Museum. * Truman Library Research Center, at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum. * Jackson County Historical Society Archives & Research Library. * Mid-Continent Public Library operates two general library branches in Independence. * Kansas City Public Library operates the Trails West Branch in Independence. Media Newspapers * ''The Examiner (The Examiner (Independence))'', Eastern


original temple

in the town. The Community of Christ has built a temple in Independence (Independence Temple), and also maintains a large auditorium (Auditorium (Community of Christ)) and other buildings nearby. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints operates a sizable visitors' center adjacent to the Community of Christ Temple, and across the street from the original Temple Lot designated by Joseph Smith in 1830. The Lot itself is occupied by a small white-frame church building that serves

, Missouri Clay County . Others remained unaffiliated, however, and in 1863 a group of Latter Day Saints from Illinois and Indiana united under the leadership of Granville Hedrick and reclaimed the name of the movement's original organization, the "Church of Christ." This group was the first group of Latter Day Saints to return to Independence, Missouri, to "redeem Zion." They are now headquartered on portion of the original Temple Lot there and are known as the Church of Christ (Temple Lot). Background Under the leadership of Joseph Smith, Jr., Latter Day Saints established several communities throughout the United States between 1830 and 1844, most notably in Kirtland, Ohio; Independence, Missouri; and Nauvoo. However, the Saints were driven out of each of them in turn due to internal disagreements and conflicts with other settlers (see History of the Latter Day Saint movement). They were finally forced to abandon Nauvoo in 1846. Allen and Leonard, pp. 53–222. Missouri In Missouri, US 24 serves Kansas City (Kansas City, Missouri), Independence (Independence, Missouri), Buckner (Buckner, Missouri ), Lexington (Lexington, Missouri), Waverly (Waverly, Missouri), Carrollton (Carrollton, Missouri), Moberly (Moberly, Missouri), Madison, Missouri Monroe City (Monroe City, Missouri) and West Quincy (West Quincy, Missouri). It is concurrent with U.S. Route 65 (U.S. Route 65 (Missouri)) between Waverly and Carrollton, passing over the Missouri River via the Waverly Bridge (Waverly Bridge (Missouri)) when concurrent. It is also concurrent with U.S. Route 36 (U.S. Route 36 (Missouri)) east of Monroe City and with U.S. Route 61 (U.S. Route 61 (Missouri)) from south of Palmyra (Palmyra, Missouri) to West Quincy. The segment shared with US 61 is part of the Avenue of the Saints. left thumb 350px Otto Fetting on April 6, 1929 praying at a groundbreaking (Image:Otto Fetting April 6 1929.jpg) ceremony for a proposed Temple (Temple (Latter Day Saints)). On February 4, 1927, Otto Fetting claimed that he had been visited by John the Baptist, who delivered a message for him to give to the Hedrickite (Church of Christ (Temple Lot)) organization. This message commanded construction of the long-awaited Temple in Independence, Missouri, first foretold by Latter Day Saint founder Joseph Smith in 1831. The Temple Lot church had a long history of direction via revelation and angel visits, and thus was originally receptive to these alleged visits of the Biblical prophet, publishing Fetting's messages in their monthly periodical ''Zion's Advocate''. They also began work on the temple with a groundbreaking ceremony held on April 6, 1929. According to Fetting, the Hedrickites were given seven years to complete the structure. death_date 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".


special focus

Worship Commission webpage retrieved June 17, 2006 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. Community of Christ Ministries and Services, webpage, retrieved June 17, 2006 Church teachings emphasize that “all are called” as “persons of worth” to “share the peace


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, Missouri joined the trail westward from Omaha and Council Bluffs (Council Bluffs, Iowa). Woodbury described the spot in his journals as: In 2010 the Missouri Comets, based in nearby Independence (Independence, Missouri), joined the third Major Indoor Soccer League (Major Indoor Soccer League (2008–)) as an expansion team, carrying on the Comets name. I *Independence, Missouri (IDP) (Amtrak station) (Independence (Amtrak station)) *Indianapolis, Indiana (IND) (Amtrak station) (Indianapolis (Amtrak station)) Playing and coaching career Allen coached at William Chrisman High School (then known as Independence High School) in Independence, Missouri, the University of Kansas, Baker University, Haskell Institute (Haskell Indian Nations University), and Warrensburg Teachers College (University of Central Missouri) in Warrensburg, Missouri. Temples of nearly identical design were planned at about the same time period in Missouri at Temple Lot (in Independence (Independence, Missouri)), Far West (Far West, Missouri), and Adam-ondi-Ahman. However, none were built because of the 1838 Mormon War (Mormon War (1838)) which evicted the members from the state. The '''Auditorium''' (formerly the '''RLDS Auditorium''') is a house of worship and office building located on the greater Temple Lot in Independence, Missouri. The Auditorium is part of the headquarters complex of the Community of Christ which also includes the Independence Temple. Smith died in a car accident on June 14, 1958 while driving north along U.S. Highway 69 from Independence (Independence, Missouri), Missouri to Lamoni, Iowa. After his death, the First Presidency continued to function, composed of the two counselors W. Wallace Smith and F. Henry Edwards until a World Conference (World Conference (Community of Christ)) of the church confirmed W. Wallace Smith as his brother's successor later that fall. After Smith's assassination (Death of Joseph Smith, Jr.) in 1844, M'Lellin first accepted the succession claims of Sidney Rigdon and was appointed one of the Twelve Apostles in Rigdon's organization (Rigdonite) on April 8, 1845. In 1847, at Kirtland, Ohio, he joined with several others to create a reorganization of the church, designated the "The Church of Christ (Church of Christ (Whitmerite))." M'Lellin called on David Whitmer to assume the presidency, claiming that Whitmer had been ordained by Joseph Smith as his successor on July 8, 1834. This organization was short lived. M'Lellin was also briefly associated with the movement led by James J. Strang, but more closely associated in the last two decades of his life with the movement led by Granville Hedrick. Although he was only briefly a member of Hedrick's organization in 1869, Grampa Bill's General Authority Pages: William E. M'Lellin''"...He joined the Hedrickites on June 5, 1869...He left the Hedrickites November 3, 1869."'' 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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the city: Independence (Independence Public School District), Blue Springs (Blue Springs R-IV School District), Fort Osage (Fort Osage R-1 School District) Schools, and Raytown. Four public high schools are located within the city limits: Fort Osage High School, Truman High School (Truman High School (Independence)), Van Horn High School, and William Chrisman High School; and one private high school, Center Place Restoration school. Prior to Fall 2008, parts of western

(Kansas City) Blue River Community College , part of the Metropolitan Community College (Metropolitan Community College (Kansas City)) system. * Graceland University, Independence campus. Main campus is in Lamoni, Iowa. Churches Independence played an important role in the early history of the Latter Day Saint movement, and is home to the headquarters of several denominations of the Latter Day Saint movement, most notably the Community of Christ (formerly

of modern Saints, known as Mormons. Free guided tours daily. Sports Blue River Community College (Metropolitan Community College (Kansas City)) features a soccer program with a men's team and women's team. The Trailblazers (men) went all the way to the NJCAA Region 16 semifinals before concluding their season. The Lady Trailblazers (women) finished as runners up in the region. The Independence Events Center is home of the Missouri Mavericks, a Central Hockey League mid-level


extensive series

Harry S. Truman grew up in Independence, and in 1922 was elected judge of the county Court of Jackson County, Missouri (an administrative, not judicial, post). Although he was defeated for reelection in 1924, he won back the office in 1926 and was reelected in 1930. Truman performed his duties diligently, and won personal acclaim for several popular public works projects, including an extensive series of fine roads for the growing use of automobiles, the building of a new County Court building


scientific study

effect on the development of the scientific study of meteors which had previously been thought to be atmospheric phenomena. The meteor storm of 1833 was of truly superlative strength. One estimate is over one hundred thousand meteors an hour, Space.com The 1833 Leonid Meteor Shower: A Frightening Flurry but another, done as the storm abated, estimated in excess of two hundred thousand meteors an hour<


membership program

, 1845. Ide traveled north to work for Peter Lassen on Rancho Bosquejo. In 2005 a two-room "Peace is Possible" exhibit dedication to Mattie's message of hope and peace was opened at the Children's Peace Pavilion in Independence, Missouri. The Pavilion offers a membership program called Peace Champions inspired by his work. Also in 2005, Madison Cross, a good friend of Stepanek, wrote and recorded a song dedicated to him entitled "He Was Just Like Me"


roles played

garden. The Children's Peace Pavilion in the Auditorium is a free hands-on interactive museum for children. * LDS Visitors Center (LDS Visitors Center, Independence, Missouri), 937 W. Walnut. Describes the roles played by Latter-day Saints during the early and tempestuous history of Independence. Offers flat screen visual presentations showing the arrival of early Saints, revelations, and their pioneer lives. Also offers rare artifacts and exhibits documenting the history and beliefs

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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