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October 26, 1880: Liberal, Missouri, was founded on this day.
Liberal began by advertising that the new town was for freethinkers. It would allow, “No priests, preachers, saloon, God or Hell.” Eventually some Christians moved in and they were separated with a barbed wire fence.
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.