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.   


1,000 Miles of Missouri’s Most Unique Museums

A Gentle Giantess, a 250-ton boat that flies, and 550 vacuum cleaners


Ingram family farm in Rolla Missouri.

Moink: Missouri’s Custom Meat Boxes

With support from an angel investor found through Shark Tank, a couple from La Belle sells and ships customizable meat boxes.


Astronaut artwork

October 6, 1990

Astronaut, Tom Akers, lifted off on the first of his four space shuttle flights. Akers was born in St. Louis and grew up in Eminence, MO. He graduated from high school in Eminence and from the Missouri Science & Technology University in Rolla. (Bachelors & Masters Degrees)


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

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.


Route 66 Missouri Postcard

March 15, 1931

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