March 25, 1905

A teachers training college was founded at Maryville. Today it is called Northwest Missouri State University.


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March 24, 1911

Legislation was signed and bond issues awarded on this day for the building of our present Capitol Building.


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March 23, 1873

Joplin was incorporated on this day by the state, but it had already been there for a long and colorful time.


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March 22, 1940

Henry Perry died in Kansas City and turned his legendary barbecue restaurant over to Charlie Bryant.


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March 21, 1888

A photographer in Jefferson County was offering to take horseographs or jackotypes. Photographs of fine horses and mules.


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March 20, 1944

Spring Training began for the St. Louis Browns. And yes, they did go south for the training—to Cape Girardeau.


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March 19, 1687

The French explorer Robert de La Salle, who expeditioned in Missouri and the Mississippi Valley, was murdered on this date by mutineers.


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March 18, 1925

The “Tri-State Tornado” struck Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. It killed 695 people and injured more than 2,000.


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March 15, 1893

Work was completed on the KATY railroad between St. Charles and New Franklin. Now it is a beautiful bicycle trail all across the state.


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March 14, 1859

The city of Fulton was incorporated on this date in Missouri history.


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