Daniel Dunklin was born on this day.  Dunklin was the fifth Governor of Missouri and is sometimes called the Father of Missouri Public Schools.  He is also remembered for turning a blind eye to the Mormon problems.

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.