June 21, 2007

The three-toed box turtle became the official state reptile, then it was asked if the Legislature had anything really worthwhile left to do.

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 by Peter Paplanus, Flickr