Black Hawk Battle of the Sink Hole

The Battle of the Sink Hole is Fought Near Old Monroe: May 24, 1815

The Battle of the Sink Hole, being one of the final skirmishes of the War of 1812, was fought this date in 1815.

Visit Northeast Missouri’s Hidden Gems

We searched every corner of Missouri for hidden gems and thanks to our Missouri Life Ambassadors, we found one in each county: 114 of them! Here we explore places in Northeast Missouri that are ideal for your next day trip.

Three Counties Were Established

On December 14, 1818, Lincoln, Montgomery, and Pike Counties were established today.  

John Brooks Henderson Co-Author 13th Amendment Lincoln County Missouri

November 16, 1826

Today is the birthday of statesman John Brooks Henderson from Lincoln County, MO. He was appointed a Senator and, after Lincoln's death, Henderson co-wrote the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution which prohibited slavery in the U.S.

The Bicentennial Quilt Project

Bicentennial project tells the story of Missouri.