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More than 1,300 letters he wrote over 50 years, along with a handful the first lady wrote to her husband, play out on stage this Valentine's Day in "The Love Story of Harry and Bess Truman," at the Truman Presidential Museum and Library.
Workers at the museum and library know why only a handful of Bess Truman's letters to her husband exist.
They tell a story of Harry Truman finding his first lady at a fireplace, burning hundreds of letters she'd written him.