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Missouri Botanical Garden
March 14, 1859: The Missouri Botanical Garden was officially established on this date. Previously, it had been operating as a charitable gift from Henry Shaw. Many still refer to it as Shaw's Garden.
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.