Opening of the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant

On December 19, 1984, the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant went into operation. Missouri’s first and only nuclear power plant had been debated for years before ground was broken in September of 1975. Even after the facility got the necessary approval following the federal government’s evaluation process, it was nearly a decade before it began operating near Fulton in Callaway County.

March 5, 1946

Winston Churchill gives his "Iron Curtain" speech at Westminster College in Fulton. Churchill used the phrase "Iron Curtain" to define the division between Western nations and Soviet powers.

Helen Stephens with Jesse Owens

August 4, 1936

On this day Helen Stephens, "The Fulton Flash" dominated the competition and got the gold at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

Fascinating Fungi

There are thousands of mushrooms waiting to be found in Missouri.

Westminster Hall on Westminster College Campus Fulton

February 23, 1853

Westminster College chartered in Fulton on this date in Missouri history.

Discover the Best of Missouri Life Awards

The 2020 reader’s choice awards are here.

February 28, 1851

The Missouri School for the Deaf was established in Fulton.

World State Fair in Missouri

2019 Discover the Best of Missouri Life Awards

You voted. We counted. Now you can discover some best-kept secrets and surprises around the state in eight different categories, such as culture, destinations, food, lore and legend, and more.

Fulton Missouri

March 14, 1859

The city of Fulton was incorporated on this date in Missouri history.

This Fulton Paper Goods Company is Making Waves Nationwide

Today, gifts and stationery created by this Fulton-based company appear on the shelves of fine boutiques nationwide and at major retailers including Anthropologie and Paper Source.