January 23, 1887: “The Joplin Kid,” Percy Wenrich was born on this day. The ragtime composer wrote such songs as “Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet” and “Where Do We Go From Here?”
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.