October 4, 1761: Missourian Moses Austin, who arranged for Southeast Missourians to move to the Texas area of Mexico, was born today. He was influential in the development and prosperity of several Missouri communities.
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.