March 29, 1918: University of Missouri graduate, Sam Walton was born on this day. He grew up in Columbia and went on to found Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club.
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.