Get ready to explore your family tree

The State Historical Society of Missouri has released a series of 12 workshop videos aimed at teaching basic genealogy techniques.


Fifty Years Later, the Legend of Mo Mo Lives On

Are the woodland critters and birds announcing the arrival of a man at the edge of their briar-laden haven? Or is there something else in those woods, perhaps something that resembles the something that set this town on edge and hatched an international news sensation 50 years ago?


‘Pine to Palm’: Jefferson Highway Revisited

These days, the street that Cameron residents know as Chestnut runs parallel to Highway 69, but back then, Chestnut was part of a grand transportation endeavor known as the Jefferson Highway.


Injured German shepherd apparently survived crash

Powerful thunderstorms moved through our area on the night of May 22, 1962. As threatening weather passed, my father went outside, came back in later, and said, “I heard something, and I don’t think it was thunder.”


The crash of Flight 11

At around 9:20 PM, the peace in the Missouri/Iowa border town of Unionville, Missouri was shattered by a loud, explosive boom. It wasn’t thunder.


Missouri students compete in National History Day contests

Judging for the National History Day contest in Missouri is underway statewide as just under 500 students in grades 6 to 12 compete in this year’s virtual contest, which is themed Debate and Diplomacy in History.


‘Exploring Missouri’s German Heritage’ Documentary Premieres

Exploring Missouri’s German Heritage, a documentary produced by Missouri Life Media, premieres on April 28 at Stone Hill Winery.


March 16, 1964

Walt Disney meets with St. Louis officials to discuss plans for the Riverfront Square theme park. But his plans were met with resistance, particularly from August "Gussie" Busch Jr., who insisted that if a theme park were to be built at the site, Disney would have to sell beer


March 11, 1987

On this day in Missouri history, the Admiral riverboat opens again on the Mississippi River. The popular attraction along the St. Louis riverfront arrived in 1940 and stopped cruising in the late 1970s when it was grounded by the Coast Guard for structural weakness.


David Rice Atchison: President for a day?

James Polk’s presidency ended on March 3. Zachary Taylor had been elected to succeed Polk. March 3 was on a Sunday and Taylor’s religious convictions would not allow him to swear the oath of office. Therefore, with Polk’s term ended and Taylor refusing to be sworn in, David Rice Atchison became president. (Or so it seemed.)