March 26, 1870

On this day, Lemma Barkaloo was admitted to the Missouri Bar and became the first woman to practice law in the state. However, she died a few months later from of typhoid fever. 


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The Birdman of Salem

Artist David Plank can’t remember a time when he wasn’t drawn to birds. While his boyhood friends were busy kicking soccer balls and hitting baseballs, David was in the woods of Salem with paper and pencil, capturing the details of a perched barn swallow or a purple martin.