February 26, 1781

This the birthday of our third Governor. Abraham J. Williams was a one-legged shoemaker from Boone County who rose to prominence in the Missouri Senate before serving one short term as the Chief Executive. He was also a founder of the Boone County Fair which was the very first county fair west of the Mississippi.


This Company Will Make You Rethink Olive Oil

Ever since four sons opened a gourmet olive oil shop, family dinners in Missouri just taste better. The Mohammad brothers—Murad, Munir, Mekram, and Mustafa—opened Boone Olive Oil Company in April 2014.