Boone’s Lick State Historic Site

Boone’s Lick State Historic Site is off the beaten track but well worth the trip to visit. We take salt for granted but there was a time that salt was made from boiling down the briny water and then it was shipped to settlements. Learn about salt production at this 50 acre site.


Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site

Nathan Boone, son of the famous pioneer, Daniel Boone, and family moved to the homestead in Ash Grove from their estate in St. Charles County. The site is now a State Historic Site and well worth a visit. His cabin, home furnishngs and the gardens are available to tour.


Stars and Stripe Forever

The enduring military publication Stars and Stripes was born in Bloomfield amid the destruction of the Civil War. Visit the Stars and Stripes Museum Library to see the original newspaper, a Huey helicopter, and many other exhibits.


Top 10 Women Who Changed Missouri

There are so many, many women who influenced not only our state, but also our country, and some influenced the world. These were women who challenged the status quo, who built business empires, and who understood the value of giving back to their communities.


Missouri History Today October 28, 1965: Gateway Arch’s Iconic Silhouette Fills Out In St. Louis

Missouri History Today October 28, 1965: Gateway Arch’s Iconic Silhouette Fills Out In St. Louis


From 1973: The Voices of St. Louis

Fifty years ago, Missouri Life took readers behind the mic at KMOX in St. Louis, an indisputable radio powerhouse throughout the Midwest. Journey back to the days before podcasts and TV news channels, when radio still ruled the airwaves.


Truman Lake: The View from 1973

Fifty years ago work was underway on a dam that would create Truman Lake. The locals were divided on whether the lake would help or destroy their economy. Missouri Life met with area residents to get their unfiltered opinions on the project.


Be “Lead” On A Free Mine Museum Tour!

Lead mining has been big business in the eastern Ozarks since about 1720. But how much do you know about the history of mining in Missouri? You can learn all about it at a free and informative open house at a historic state mine museum!


Lots of History at the Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site

The Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site is a place filled with history. Many battle reenactments have relived the events that took place on Sept., 27, 1864. Visit the fort, bring a picnic, and immerse yourself in Civil War history.


Explore Missouri Life’s inaugural year, 1973.

Ten years ago, Missouri Life took a look back to what was happening in 1973 across our state, in the nation, and around the world. Take a trip back in time and remember when these things were happening as Missouri Life wrote about them in 2013.