February 3, 1918 is the Birthday of Helen Stephens

February 3, 1918, is the birthday of the fastest woman in the world, Helen Stephens from Fulton, MO.  Known internationally as “The Fulton Flash.”  The heroine of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Read more about her in Missouri Life’s February/March 2016 issue. 

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.

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