May 9, 1927

A tornado in Poplar Bluff killed 104 and injured 350 more.  

February 27, 1849

Butler County was formed on this date.

Bootheel Confidential: A Guide to Missouri’s Southland

The Bootheel is influenced more by Memphis than by St. Louis, and the area definitely is a member in good standing of the Old South. Stuck like a hatchet in the forehead of Arkansas, the Bootheel and its people, for the most part, feel alienated from the rest of Missouri.