1,000 Miles of Missouri’s Most Unique Museums

A Gentle Giantess, a 250-ton boat that flies, and 550 vacuum cleaners

July 2, 1952

Astronaut, Linda M. Godwin, was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She grew up in Jackson, Missouri and graduated from Jackson High School in 1970. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and physics from Southeast Missouri State University in 1974, and a Master of Science degree and a Doctorate in physics from the University of Missouri.

Old phone being displayed in Missouri Museum

December 18, 1877

Long distance telephone service began in Missouri. The first line ran between Jackson and Cape Girardeau. St. Louis-Hannibal and Columbia-Rocheport were connected within months.