# Independence mo
The historical Jackson County Truman Courthouse in Independence, Missouri offers tours
Correction: A previous statement indicating the Truman Courthouse does not have county offices has been corrected. Jackson County Courthouse, Independence, MO.Source: TheCatalyst31 with modifications by Kbh3rd, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons.
Seventeen employees at an Independence, Missouri location of Starbucks, voted to unionize and won their election
Photo by Sorin Sîrbu on Unsplash. The Starbucks location at 18710 E. 39th Street in Independence is another store in Missouri that voted to form a union with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and won their election.
Open the gates to see Jackson County's 1859 Jail, Marshal's house, and museum
The front of the 1859 Jail and museum in Independence, Missouri.Photo by ecjmartin1, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. Unlocking history can be a rewarding experience. If you want to see the cell where Frank James, the older outlaw brother of Jesse James, was kept for six months, visit the 1859 Jail Museum in Independence, Missouri. This is also where the deputy marshals and jailers resided. This facility was the jail for Jackson County, Missouri through 1933 until it was decommissioned. In the late 1950s, the Jackson County Historical Society stepped in to save a piece of history.
The historical ornate Harvey M. Vaile Mansion in Independence, Missouri is open to the public as a museum
Vaile Mansion, Independence, Missouri.Photo by Carol M. Highsmith, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. The Harvey M. Vaile Mansion is located at 1500 North Liberty Street in Independence, Missouri. It was built in 1881 and is a powerful example of "Second Empire Gothic Italianate brick beauty." It's also known as the Napoleon III style including a variety of historical styles. This style was popular during Napoleon III's reign in France from 1852 through 1871.