August 10, 1821

On this date in Missouri history, Missouri became a state and St. Charles was designated as the temporary capitol. Read more about Missouri’s struggle for statehood in this article from Missouri Life magazine.

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.

Adobe Stock photo—Maxim Grebeshkov