November 9, 1861

“Read it and pass it on to a buddy.” The Stars and Stripes, the famous newspaper for those serving in the military had been printed the night before and was distributed on this day for the first time. This great newspaper for those in uniform was created in Bloomfield, 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.

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