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Harry S. Truman

Address

726 St Joseph St
Rapid City, SD  57701

44.080716, -103.230822

Thirty-Third President of the United States

1945-1953

Location: Corner of Mt. Rushmore Rd. & St. Joseph St.

Sculptor: James Michael Maher

Facts:

  • While he was Vice President, he scarcely saw President Franklin Roosevelt so he received no briefing on the atomic bomb or the developing issues with Soviet Russia
  • He was the one who made the final decision to use the atomic bombs on Japan in order to speed up the end of World War II
  • His second term inauguration was the first to ever be nationally televised