March 27, 1839: Waltus Watkins bought his first acreage near Kearny on this date. It is where his historic Watkins Woolen Mill would be and still is located.
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.