Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site, Laclede

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Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site in Laclede, Missouri, is maintained by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources as a state historic site. General John Joseph "Jack" Pershing lead the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I and attained the rank of General of the Armies. Pershing was born on a farm outside Laclede, but lived in the home from age six to adulthood. The historic site preserves and interprets the boyhood home and the one-room Prairie Mound School at which he taught for a year before attending West Point Military Academy. The home has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1969, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976.
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  • Take a self-guided tour of the home General Pershing grew up in. Then walk next door to the relocated Laclede Prairie Mound School to learn about WWI and Pershing in two-room displays. Open during...  more »
  • The tour of the one-room schoolhouse when Pershing taught is only the beginning. The museum which has a 20 minute movie about his life is well made. The guide made the tour very interesting. I knew....  more »
  • The film about Pershing was worth the stop The home is fairly typical of mid 1800 homes. The old school house with displays about Perishing are informative and the grounds are pleasant
  • Wasn't open...very disappointed! Closed on Monday! So...i took pictures!

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