June 3, 1875

In the mid 1870s, trillions of Rocky Mountain locusts descended on the Great Plains and devoured everything in their path, even blacking out the sky at times. Churches reported having daylong prayer services to stop the plague.


Laura Ingalls Wilder

February 7, 1867

Birthday of writer, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Wilder was born in Wisconsin but lived much of her life in Mansfield, MO.


9 Relics You Can See in Missouri

From the jacket worn by Mark Twain to Truman's famous "The Buck Stops Here" sign, you can find these historical icons within the borders of the Show-Me State.