Missouri’s American Indians Told Stories in Winter

The Osage, Missouria, Ioway, and Otoe native nations that lived in what is now Missouri celebrated wintertime in their own ways. Here, we share three Native American tales to curl up with on a cold evening.

One of the Best Places for a Retreat in Missouri

A major treasure is tucked away in the pastoral countryside of Missouri. You can arrange for a quiet self-guided retreat or a retreat guided by staff.

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.

May 2, 1861

Missouri Governor Claiborne Jackson makes the final decision to have state militia assemble at Camp Jackson near St. Louis. Jackson had told President Lincoln that he would not assemble troops to fight against the South.

May 1, 1958

On this date in history, the KATY train that ran across the state of Missouri made its final trips. The cars were packed with passengers who wanted to be among the final riders on the legendary rail line.

April 30, 1926

A meeting is held in Springfield to resolve a dispute over the numbering of the new highway being built through the city. After a compromise, the historic telegram is sent to Washington, D.C., with the new name: Route 66.