Hernando de Soto
September 6, 1541: Hernando DeSoto’s party of exploration entered Missouri at what is now Ste. Genevieve. They made camp that night near present day Farmington.
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.