November 5, 1796 is the Birthday of U.S. Senator Fields

November 5, 1796 is the birthday of U.S. Senator Lewis Fields Linn.  Following a distinguished career several counties and towns across the western U.S. were named for him.

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.

Image from Picryl by Missouri History Museum