According to the Mormons, this city will host the second coming of Jesus, making it holy place for more than 5 million people. Independence was founded in 1827 and became a important frontier town as it was the farthest point westward on the Missouri River where steamboats or other cargo boats could travel. This city is also the unofficial headquarters of the mormons which their church building right in the middle of the city centre. Independence is also famous for one of his sons, President Truman which grew up and lived for most of his life in this city (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence%2C_Jackson_County%2C_Missouri).
Figure 10.1: Represent the United States of America, with the Mormon's Church (LDS).
Figure 10.2: Independence in relation with the State of Missouri.
Figure 10.3: The center of Independence, with the Mormon's Church Complex.
Figure 10.4: A different view of Independence.