September 17, 1948

Harry Truman’s famous whistle stop campaign began on this date and led to the incredible upset of Dewey for the Presidency.  Give ‘em Hell, Harry!  

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.