Black Hawk Battle of the Sink Hole

The Battle of the Sink Hole is Fought Near Old Monroe: May 24, 1815

The Battle of the Sink Hole, being one of the final skirmishes of the War of 1812, was fought this date in 1815.


A Pow Wow for the People

The For the People Pow Wow is an intertribal celebration of Indigenous culture in Missouri. This two-day event has been described as a cross between…


Made in MO: L’Osage Caviar

Craving a little luxury? Consider caviar. Believe it or not, this delicacy is harvested close to home in Osage Beach. Spoon a little on top of some…


James Buchanan Eads is Born: May 23, 1820

James Buchanan Eads was born on this date in 1820. The famous St. Louisan was responsible for constructing the Eads Bridge, pioneering the use of the…


Bug Appétit

They're noisy. They're everywhere. They're ... surprisingly delicious? For entomologists at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, this spring's…


Scenic Rides and Drives: Marshall, MO

There's a lot to love in one short jaunt through the Missouri River Valley. This scenic ride takes motorists through an off-the-radar town that’s…


Sweet Smell of Success

For mother-daughter duo Sally Borzillo and Molly Monahan, operating Saleigh Mountain Co.—their shoe repair and leather goods shop in Hermann,…


Oregon Trail Painting

The First Large Wagon Train Departs For Oregon: May 22, 1843

The first large wagon train (more than one thousand people) left Independence for the Oregon Territory.