Farm, Lee's Summit, Missouri

The farm home that Truman's aunt and uncle, Rochester and Emily Truman Colgan, lived in until about 1904 is now under Longview Lake, not far offshore from the Longview Lake Golf Course. Truman came here to visit his aunt (his father's sister) and uncle and their four children when he was a boy and young man. He became very close to two of his cousins, Myra and Mary. "Aunt Emma [Emily]...," Truman remembered, "lived on a farm about four miles northeast of the Young farm. There were four children in her family, and we really had a grand time when we spent the day with them." (Memoirs.) The Colgans moved in about 1904 to a new house in Kansas City at 2650 East 29th Street. Truman lived with them there for perhaps several months in 1905.

The farm is located under Longview Lake, near the present-day boundary between Kansas City and Lee's Summit.