July 25, 1934

Missouri was struggling through her hottest month in history. Thousands of city people were sleeping in parks and along highways looking for relief from their houses and apartments.

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.