Ewing Marion Kauffman was born in Garden City.  He went on to found Marion Laboratories, the Kauffman Foundation, and the Kansas City Royals.  He is also the namesake for Kauffman Stadium.

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.