May 15, 1850

The Bellefontaine Cemetery was opened in St. Louis. This historic place holds the remains of and monuments to some of the nation’s greatest people.

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.