June 11, 2007

Big bluestem was named by the state legislature as our official grass.  This followed the lobbying efforts of fourth graders at Truman Elementary school in Rolla.   


Dog Days

Undoubtedly, 1904 was a big year for the hot dog. Its most famous topping, French’s yellow mustard, and the hot dog itself were both exposed to the masses at the World’s Fair in St. Louis. New York can claim French’s as its own, but the biggest hot dog purveyor at the fair was a Missourian.


A Slice of Pie Celebrates 30 Years

According to Ron Hopson, the key to a good pie is the crust. Ron should know. He and his wife, Mickey, have been baking them at A Slice of Pie for more than thirty years.


March 15, 1931

The final Missouri section of pavement was complete and Route 66 is opened between Rolla and Lebanon.