Explore Missouri Life’s inaugural year, 1973.

Ten years ago, Missouri Life took a look back to what was happening in 1973 across our state, in the nation, and around the world. Take a trip back in time and remember when these things were happening as Missouri Life wrote about them in 2013.

The First Fair: A Missouri Life 50th Anniversary Web Extra

In 1973, writer Walter Kaufmann reflected on his first trip to the Missouri State Fair. In this essay, he recalls the pens full of animals, the wild rides and carnival games, the food, and a special day with his less-than-enthusiastic father.