home of "give em hell" Harry Truman, who nuked a fuckload of Japanese before becoming a lame duck president a year later
the meth capital of the world in the 1990s
the birthplace of Ginger Rodgers and Jean Harlow
the burial place of jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker
established in 1827 nearly 23 years before neighboring Kansas City, Missouri
the third largest city in Missouri (bigger than Springfield)
starting point of the Oregon, Santa Fe and California trails in the early 1800s: the Queen City of the Trails
home of the Independence Events Center where t...