Kansas City. You know the town that Motown made famous, the one that is a little bit in Kansas, a little bit in Missouri, and the town that is just a few short miles away from Independence, Missouri. That’s right. Independence, Missouri- the place where the Harry S. Truman Library lives. That is why I went to Kansas City. I conducted research at the Truman Library for a project. To my amazement I found sports history lurking behind just about every corner of this fun city so I just had to duck in and see. Throughout the year this blog will feature a whole host of posts from just this one trip, so stay tuned! For now this is what I can tell you- Kansas City and the surrounding areas are very much in touch with their dynamic sports history. They are eager to tell you about the intersection between sports and society in their corner of the world. And their museums, while not perfect, are certainly worth a peek if you find yourself nearby.
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