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The St. Louis County Constable became the very first to try and spot speeders from the air. He ascended in a balloon but couldn't spot any "scorchers." more

May 24, 2017 1:42 PM Missouri History

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The Eads Bridge across the Mississippi was opened for pedestrians. This privately funded bridge cost five cents to cross or, for ten cents, you could stay and "promenade in the cool river breezes." more

May 23, 2017 12:00 PM Missouri History

The first large wagon train (more than 1,000 people) left Independence for the Oregon Territory. more

May 22, 2017 1:13 PM Missouri History

A new advertising strategy involving planes spelling out words with smoke had been developed, and for the first time a skywriter was seen over St. Louis spelling out "Lucky Strike." more

May 19, 2017 12:09 PM Missouri History

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Birthday of MissouriĆ­s first Congressman, John Scott from Ste. Genevieve. A brilliant lawyer and debater, Mr. Scott did have a temper. One morning he challenged five different men to duels. more

May 18, 2017 12:52 PM Missouri History

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