Photo courtesy of Dehaan via Wikicommons
March 30, 1927: The eastern bluebird became our state bird. This red, white, and blue species differs from the all-blue western bluebird.
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.