Bachelor Tax

On December 20, 1820, Missouri imposed a $1.00 “bachelor tax” on unmarried men between 21 and 50 years old.  

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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