John A. Sutter
February 23, 1803: John A. Sutter was born on this day. Sutter lived and farmed in the Westport-Independence area and later moved to California where he operated Sutter’s Mill.
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.