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On this date in Missouri history Roy Acuff played a show in St. Louis, the first of three, and had then unknown Elvis Presley opening for him. more

Oct 21, 2016 12:39 PM Missouri History


The historic riverboat Far West sank at Mullanphy's Island near the mouth of the Missouri. It was one of Custer's boats and after Little Bighorn it steamed back 920 miles in just 54 hours! The Far West is also the subject of a Gary Lucy painting. more

Oct 20, 2016 1:14 PM Missouri History


Courtesy of the Missouri Secretary of State

Bagnell Dam was completed and water began to back up forming the Lake of the Ozarks and covering towns like Linn Creek. more

Oct 18, 2016 11:02 PM Missouri History

Boatmen's Bank was established in St. Louis. This landmark operation was specifically for individuals and small investors. Previously banks had mostly served the rich. more

Oct 18, 2016 4:54 PM Missouri History


The Wild Hunt

On this day in Missouri history, The Buffalo Reflex reported that, "The Kansas prodigals continue to return to old Dallas (County) thoroughly disgusted with that windy and grasshopper country." more

Oct 14, 2016 12:15 AM Missouri History

Today in Missouri history, Lizzie Wise drew a crowd as she ascended in her balloon from the Grand Avenue Baseball Park in St. Louis. A stiff wind grabbed the balloon and she was whisked away. more

Oct 12, 2016 10:20 PM Missouri History

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The steamboat Chariton—which previously sank at the mouth of the Gasconade and was raised, sank at Independence and was raised, blew her boiler in St. Louis killing twelve and was repaired—sank in Euphrasie Bend near Glasgow on this date. more

Oct 12, 2016 12:15 AM Missouri History


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In honor of the brave leader of the "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" Centerville (west of Rolla on Route 66) was re-named for the leader of the raid, St. Louis oil executive, Jimmy Doolittle. more

Oct 11, 2016 1:09 AM Missouri History


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October 10, 1700: A French missionary, Father Gravier, noted in his journal, "Discovered the river Mirameguoua, where the rich lead mine is situated, 12 or 13 leagues from its mouth." Today we refer to that river as the Meramec. more

Oct 10, 2016 1:17 PM Missouri History


St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tony Faust's Restaurant in St. Louis became the first building in Missouri to be lit by electricity on this day in Missouri history. more

Oct 6, 2016 10:14 PM Missouri History


Kansas City Stories

The first large theater in Kansas City, The Coates Opera House, opened on this day in Missouri history. more

Oct 5, 2016 10:38 PM Missouri History

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Wikipedia Commons

On this day in Missouri History, Frank James surrendered on the steps of the state capitol. He made a short speech and turned his gun over to the Governor. more

Oct 5, 2016 12:32 PM Missouri History


Courtesy of the Missouri State Fair

Today in Missouri History, the very first state fair opened in Boonville. State fairs were held in Boonville until 1901. more

Oct 3, 2016 1:24 PM Missouri History

Charles Lindbergh

Courtesy of the Lindbergh Foundation

Today in 1926, with engine failure in his mail plane, Charles Lindbergh glided in for a safe landing in a farm field. Two weeks earlier his plane ran out of gas near Chicago and he was forced to bail out. more

Sep 29, 2016 9:35 PM Missouri History

Early Automobile

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Eleven automobiles were running a 25-mile endurance race to Manchester Mills when a boy ran out and poked a stick through the spokes of one of the wheels. more

Sep 28, 2016 12:15 AM Missouri History

Jesse James

Wikipedia Commons

The James Gang robbed the box office at the Kansas City Fair and right in the middle of a crowd of 10,000 people. The K.C. papers praised the outlaws for their daring. more

Sep 27, 2016 12:42 AM Missouri History


Courtesy of Drury University

Springfield College (now Drury University) opened for students on this date in the year 1873. more

Sep 26, 2016 11:23 AM Missouri History

Stephens College in Columbia was founded on this day. more

Aug 24, 2016 12:00 AM Missouri History

Chester Bridge

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The big bridge across the Mississippi at Chester was completed on this day. more

Aug 23, 2016 12:00 AM Missouri History


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Chariot's courthouse burned down for the third time on this date. more

Aug 22, 2016 12:00 AM Missouri History

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