August 4, 1900: A jealous husband shot his wife’s lover at a Doe Run, MO picnic and started a feud between the Harris and Dooley clans. That first day several people were killed including one 16-year-old girl who was just a bystander.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.