Harry Truman

Lost and Found Sound: At the Center of the World

Harry S. Truman

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This Lost and Found Sound story comes from Grandview, Missouri, on September 12, 1957. Harry S. Truman had been out of office for five years. Back then, ex-Presidents didn’t get anywhere near the money or perks they now do.


Listener and media producer Reverend Dwight Frizzell grew up in Truman’s hometown of Independence, Missouri. Several years ago he went to the Truman Presidential Library and found this transcription of a groundbreaking. With the help of a musician friend, he added music … but the tape is otherwise unedited.

It’s a remarkable, bittersweet goodbye by a famous man to his boyhood home.

Produced by Dwight Frizzell, with an introduction by Jay Allison.

The Center of the World was produced by Reverend Dwight Frizzell a writer, multimedia artist and musician living in Kansas City, Missouri. Music written and performed by Michael Henry. The original recording is from the Truman Presidential Library.

By the way, the Truman Corners Shopping center still exists, but has been dwarfed by the Mega-Malls in the area.

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