Back in Pioneer times, Independence Missouri was on the frontier. Goods were were shipped and traded along the Santa Fe Trail and Oregon Trail, both of which began here in Independence. Goods were shipped up the river and then in Independence they were loaded onto wagons where they were sent out on the trails. We explored a museum that taught us a lot about that era of time, the National Frontier Trails Museum.
Mormon history is also found here in Independence. So after our walk around town exploring life in historic Independence we finished our day at the LDS visitors center and learned about the saints that came here, full of hope and faith, adding to this city. We also learned about their removal from the city as well and the hardships they endured for their faith.