Missouri History



The French explorer Louis Joliet was born. Together with Marquette he would lead the first expedition to explore the eastern boundary of Missouri. more

Sep 21, 2017 1:26 PM Missouri History


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William Clark wrote of the "great velocity" of their trip as they grew ever more eager to get home. They made 65 miles this day and found themselves near present day Washington and Marthasville. more

Sep 20, 2017 12:20 PM Missouri History



Plans were unveiled for damming and developing the Meramec River Valley. This began a 28-year battle to stop the plan and save the valley. more

Sep 19, 2017 3:56 PM Missouri History



President Truman made a series of what came to be known as whistle stops—quick stopovers in cities and towns along the path of the railroad. On this day, he was making remarks to a crowd in Trenton, Missouri, from the rear platform of his train. more

Sep 18, 2017 12:53 PM Missouri History


Courtesy Grace United Methodist Church

The Methodist Conference in Cape Girardeau selected a young circuit rider, James H. Slavens, to start the first church of any kind in Springfield. The congregation he founded is still active at Grace United Methodist Church. more

Sep 15, 2017 10:46 AM Missouri History


September 25, 2017

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