September 28, 1902

Eleven automobiles were running a 25-mile endurance race to Manchester Mills when a boy ran out and poked a stick through the spokes of one of the wheels. The boy was injured and his father said, "It's a purty thing for city folks to come out to the country and run down innocent children." Yes, that kind of parent was around way back then too.

September 27, 1864

The Battle of Pilot Knob was fought saving St. Louis and Jefferson City from Price’s Confederates. It truly was a turning point in the war’s western theater.

September 26, 1820

Daniel Boone died at his home on the Femme Osage near Defiance.

September 25, 1912

O’Fallon was incorporated as a city. At the time, there were 107 householders. It now has tens of thousands of residents and the 2010 census showed it to be Missouri’s fastest growing city.  

September 24, 1860

Antoine Robidoux was born into the prosperous St. Louis family of that name. His brother was the founder of St. Joseph but Antoine went further west and trapped, explored and led pioneers into the new territories.

September 21, 1916

Ewing Marion Kauffman was born in Garden City. He went on to found Marion Laboratories, the Kauffman Foundation, and the Kansas City Royals. He is also the namesake for Kauffman Stadium.

September 20, 1806

William Clark wrote of the "great velocity" of their trip as they grew ever more eager to get home. They made 65 miles this day and found themselves near present day Washington and Marthasville. One of the men shouted when he saw a cow and they knew they were back on the edge of settled country.

September 19, 1949

Plans were unveiled for damming and developing the Meramec River Valley. This began a 28-year battle to stop the plan and save the valley

September 18, 1948

Harry Truman was making remarks to a crowd in Trenton, Missouri, from the rear platform of his train as a part of his whistle-stop campaign tour.

September 17, 1858

The first westbound Butterfield Overland stagecoach passed through the key city of Springfield amid a tremendous celebration. Read more about this in Tales From Missouri and the Heartland.