Courtesy of the Missouri Division of Tourism
September 3, 1923: Cartoonist Mort Walker, creator of Beetle Bailey and loyal MU alumnus whose statue of Beetle Bailey adorns the campus, was born today. Beetle’s Camp Swampy was modeled after Missouri’s Camp Crowder where Mort Walker had been stationed.
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.