Courtesy William Woods University
February 3, 1918: Once considered the fastest woman in the world, Helen Stephens was born in Fulton. Known internationally as the Fulton Flash, she was took home two gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
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.