January 25, 1917: Farmers around the state were calling for limits on hunting to protect the “Bob White” quail. The struggle to protect bobwhites is still underway today. Read more the quail 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.