September 10, 1917

Citizens of Cape Girardeau were working to ban the use of gambling machines at the fairgrounds. 

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 Louise Tollisen on Unsplash