January 21, 1879

The Kansas Senate approved a plan to move their border eastward, thus stealing Kansas City from Missouri.


January 3, 1851

The exact northern border of Missouri was established thus ending the dispute which had led to the Honey War in 1839.


October 14, 1886

The Buffalo Reflex reported that, "The Kansas prodigals continue to return to old Dallas (County) thoroughly disgusted with that windy and grasshopper country."


September 23, 1861

Jayhawks crossed the border and sacked Osceola on this day. The town of 3,000 people was plundered and burned to the ground, and nine local citizens were executed.


February 24, 1859

The border war with Kansas was in full swing and the Missouri Legislature appropriated $30,000, almost a million dollars in today's money, to establish a military post on the western border to keep the Jayhawks out.