September 15, 1858

Hannibal-LaGrange College opened as the LaGrange Male and Female Seminary.  


3 Missouri Lighthouses You Can Visit (And 1 You Can’t)

As a landlocked state, Missouri isn’t exactly a hub for lighthouses. Yet there are a few places within our borders to experience these iconic pieces of nautical life. All of Missouri’s lighthouse structures are ornamental, but they still offer up interesting history, a study in architecture, great views, or at the very least, a fun photo-op.


February 13, 1859

The first railroad across the state was completed between Hannibal and St. Joseph. On this date the eastbound section was joined with the westbound section at Chillicothe.