Rollin’, Rollin,’ Rollin’

Those of a certain age are familiar with the Western Heritage Award-winning TV series Rawhide. Every Friday night for six years, a crew of seasoned cowboys drove herds of Texas cattle toward the railhead at Sedalia, Missouri.


Titanic Ties: Missourians Among Those Aboard

The world had never seen a luxury liner like the Titanic. She was packed to capacity with travelers of all types, including Missourians like St. Louis’ wealthy John Jacob Astor. None suspected the fateful turn their trip would take on April 15, 1912.


Redeeming the Reputation of MLB Pitcher Carl Mays

A single throw destroyed the legacy of Mansfield, Missouri native Carl Mays. He is the only major league pitcher who ever killed a batter with a pitch. Nearly a century later, two Mansfield women set out to win him some overdue recognition.


March 7, 2020: Covid-19 Shows Up In Show-Me State

On March 4, 1928, the Bunion Derby, an 84-day footrace along the 3,422 mile length of the new Route 66 began.  


March 6, 1981: A Final Goodnight From Cronkite

On March 4, 1928, the Bunion Derby, an 84-day footrace along the 3,422 mile length of the new Route 66 began.  


Ban of Fortune Tellers

On March 5, 1915, the state Legislature was considering a bill to ban clairvoyants, seers, and fortune tellers.  


Start of the Bunion Derby

On March 4, 1928, the Bunion Derby, an 84-day footrace along the 3,422 mile length of the new Route 66 began.  


First Solo Flight Around the World

On March 3, 2005, Steve Fossett completed the first solo around-the-world flight. 


Kansas City

On March 2, 1944, the Kansas City school board agrees to hire married women to teach. In the years around World War II, women were being allowed new opportunities in the workforce, due to a severe shortage of workers.


Bollinger County was Established

On March 1, 1851, Bollinger County was established on this date.