The French explorer Louis Joliet was born. Together with Marquette he would lead the first expedition to explore the eastern boundary of Missouri. more

Sep 21, 2017 1:26 PM Missouri History


Frontiersman William Becknell began his first trip on what would become the Santa Fe Trail. more

Sep 1, 2017 10:48 AM Missouri History


George Sibley and his party departed from St. Charles on this day to survey what would become the Santa Fe Trail. more

Jun 27, 2017 10:03 AM Missouri History

The Corps of Discovery was having a terrible time in western Missouri near present day Miami. The current of the river was so strong that they were running out of ways to get the boats upstream. more

Jun 14, 2017 11:57 AM Missouri History



Mountain man, Jim Bridger was born. He made many discoveries in the west and established Fort Bridger which was an extremely important outpost for westward pioneers. Prior to his adventures he had been a farmer near present day Kansas City. more

Mar 17, 2017 12:11 PM Missouri History

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This is the birthday of a true legend, Daniel Boone. Boone and the people he brought may have done as much as any other people to give Missouri its unique and distinct character. more

Nov 2, 2016 11:42 AM Missouri History

One of Missouri's first explorers was commissioned a captain in the colonial troops. more

Jul 26, 2015 12:00 AM Missouri History

Lewis and Clark found their way to present day Boonville and Jefferson City. more

Jun 7, 2015 12:00 AM Missouri History

A Missouri explorer is born. more

Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM Missouri History


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