Joplin 1910 Postcard
March 23, 1873: Joplin was incorporated on this day by the state, but it had already been there for a long and colorful time.
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.