June 29, 1842

Missouri History Today is a regular feature of Missouri Life magazine on missourilife.com. Missouri History Today chronicles the Show-Me State's stories, people, and places.

June 5, 2005

On this date in Missouri history, the American Bullfrog was selected as our state amphibian.

The James Gang posing with shotguns and rifles

James Gang at it again

The James Gang robbed the box office at the Kansas City Fair right in the middle of a crowd of 10,000 people. The K.C. papers praised the outlaws for how daring they were.