May 10, 1881

Washington University established the first Art Museum west of the Mississippi, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, on this date.


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Recipe: Loaded Sweet Potato (With Video Demonstration)

Learn how to make these baked sweet potatoes loaded with sweet chili glaze, filled with black beans, pickled carrots, and spring onions, plus video instructions.


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May 9, 1927

A tornado in Poplar Bluff killed 104 and injured 350 more.  


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May 8, 1871

Phoebe Couzins became Missouri's first woman law school graduate (Washington University in St. Louis). In 1887 she became the first female US Marshall in the country's history.…


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May 7, 1839

Joseph Robidoux paid $8 for a license to run a ferry across the river at what is now St. Joseph.


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May 6, 1888

St. Louis residents were finding eels in their sinks. The water commissioner said that eels and minnows could easily pass through the filters when they were young and then would…


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May 2, 1878

The Neosho Times reported that some Washburn, MO boys were working for a farmer when they plowed up about $80 worth of gold and silver which the farmer had buried there at the…


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May 1, 1958

The last KATY passenger train made its run across Missouri on this day. Prior to this there were 115 trains per day using Union Station in St. Louis. Other passenger lines soon…


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April 30, 1803

The treaty that authorized the Louisiana Purchase was signed on this date in Paris.


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April 29, 1898

Missouri was requested to provide five regiments of infantry and one battery of light artillery for the Spanish-American War. 


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