February 11, 1941

The first recording of "Sweet Betsy from Pike," the famous ballad which tells of Betsy and her uncle, Ike, westward pioneers from Pike County Missouri, happened on this day.

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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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