November 17, 1876

The Audrain County Republican reported that Mr. David Crockett of Audrain County killed 341 rats in his corn cribs. Note: The writer wonders, “Why did he wait so long? How could he have allowed 341 rats to be living in his harvested corn?”

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.

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