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Pershing, General John J., Boyhood Home

Laclede, Missouri
County of Linn.
Worlow and State Streets
National Register Number: 69000111
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: State Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 11, 1976):
From 1866 to 1877, this was the home of John Joseph Pershing (1860-1948), career Army officer. In 1917, as commander of the American Expeditionary Force sent to Europe, he exercised the greatest authority of any American general since Grant, and organized the largest army in our history to that time; his forces were an important factor in ending the war there. In 1919, Congress made Pershing General of the Armies, the first American to achieve that rank. Later, as Chief of Staff, he laid the groundwork for the reorganization and modernization of the Army which would prepare it for World War II.

There are no threats to the landmark at this time.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Divisoin of State Parks (DSP) reports that the General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home is in stable condition. The only activities in the last two years have been routine maintenance.

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