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The Methodist Conference in Cape Girardeau selected a young circuit rider, James H. Slavens, to start the first church of any kind in Springfield. The congregation he founded is still active at Grace United Methodist Church. more

Sep 15, 2017 10:46 AM Missouri History

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On this date Samuel T. Hawken arrived in St. Louis to begin making his famous Hawken's Rifles—the favorite of mountain men and pioneers. more

Jun 5, 2017 11:23 AM Missouri History

The first large wagon train (more than 1,000 people) left Independence for the Oregon Territory. more

May 22, 2017 1:13 PM Missouri History

The Donner Party left Independence on this day headed for California. A phony map and bad advice left them stranded in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in winter where they resorted to cannibalism for survival. more

May 12, 2017 12:50 PM Missouri History

The Donner Party left Independence on this day headed for California. A phony map and bad advice left them stranded in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in winter where they resorted to cannibalism for survival. more

May 12, 2017 12:49 PM Missouri History

Missouri women received the right to vote. more

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