Residents along the Dardenne Creek got together on this day to build a church of logs. This original St. Peter’s Church was later destroyed by a flooded Dardenne. The church was rebuilt and the community continued and is known today as St. Peters, Missouri.

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.