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TRUMAN FARM

By
JOAN HANAUER

The old farmhouse where Harry Truman spent part of his youth has been bought by the federal government for $378,250. That's a lot more than Solomon Young, Truman's grandfather, paid for it back in the 1840s. The former president lived on the farm for three years, beginning in 1897 when he was about 13 years old, and when he was 22 he moved back until 1917, when you left for World War I. Parcels of the original 600-acre farm have been sold off, leaving 13 acres.

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