The Best Things We Ate in 2020

In an atypical year for food, our staff got creative in the kitchen.


Johnson Shut-Ins State Park

After one of the more cataclysmic dam failures in American history, Johnson Shut-Ins State Park has been reborn. The pools and rock slides are…


James Harvey Howe

Tums Inventor James Harvey Howe is Born: February 9, 1873

James Harvey Howe Sr., the inventor of Tums, was born on this date in 1873.


Our Western Adventure: Riding Horses on the Bitterroot Ranch

Greg and Danita Wood, owners of Missouri Life magazine, take a once in a lifetime horseback riding adventure out West. They headed to the mountains…


Freddie Blassie

Freddie Blassie is Born: February 8, 1918

Frederick Kenneth Blassman, better known by his stage name Freddie Blassie, was born in St. Louis on this date in 1918.


Explore the Night Sky at Carver National Monument

How do you navigate using stars? What constellations are visible in February? An event this Saturday, February 10, 2024, in Diamond reveals the…


Ron Marr: Of Mice and Me

Missouri Life Musings columnist Ron Marr battles critters set on ruining his truck. Unlike nature featured in glossy vacations guides, Ron's…


Take a Trip to Cuivre River State Park

At Cuivre River State Park you can take in the sweeping views, set up camp, go swimming and fishing, and visit American Indian campsites and burail…


St. Louis Browns 1947

St. Louis Browns Manager is Abducted, Jailed: February 7, 1898

The manager of the former St. Louis Browns, Chris von der Ahe, was essentially kidnapped and taken by train to Pittsburgh on this date in 1898,…


Miller County Courthouse, Missouri

Miller County is Established: February 6, 1837

Miller County was formed on this date.