June 25, 1874

Birthday of Rose O’Neill of Branson. O’Neill was an artist and illustrator who created the kewpie doll which was popular for many decades.

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.