February 24, 1919

Birthday of hotel entrepreneur and sports enthusiast from Fairview, Missouri, John Q. Hammons.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

Photo // Ensign Beedrill