Katy Trail Landowners: Then and Now

What The Katy Trail can teach about the Rock Island.


The 1861 Jayhawker Raid in Osceola

A jayhawker raid in 1861 lays waste to the town of Osceola.


The Missouri Lookout Towers That Helped Fight Forest Fires

Many of the fire towers are being closed, removed, and relocated, so this is a good time to find one to climb for the best views in the state.


The History of Missouri’s Flag

After entering the Union in 1821, Missouri went nearly an entire century without a state flag. The Missouri state flag was finally designed by Ray County native Marie Watkins Oliver.


7 Outlaw Women From Missouri

From the “Petticoated Terror of the Plains” Belle Starr to the fearless Bonnie Parker of America’s most notorious criminal couple, Missouri holds ties to more than its share of nefarious women.


The Fastest Rider in the West

Neither rain nor snow nor Comanche war parties could stop Francois Aubry, the Missouri speed demon, from delivering the mail in record time. His exploits were the stuff of legend, and the inspiration for the Pony Express.


The Story Behind General Douglas MacArthur’s Legendary Missouri-Made Pipe

Here's how the Missouri Meerschaum company ended up being commissioned to create a custom pipe for one of America's most legendary generals.


In Arrow Rock, the Old Tavern Tradition Lives On

In early America, taverns were as ubiquitous as churches; every town had at least one. In Arrow Rock, that tavern was owned by a man named Joseph Huston. A founding father of the town, he arrived in Missouri in 1819, and helped transform the settlement into a thriving village where the Missouri River and the Santa Fe Trail intersected.


9 Relics You Can See in Missouri

From the jacket worn by Mark Twain to Truman's famous "The Buck Stops Here" sign, you can find these historical icons within the borders of the Show-Me State.


Chillicothe Rallies to Save a Historic Church

Here's how citizens of Chillicothe came together to save a historic church that was built in 1868.