Cold Temperatures Across Missouri

On February 12, 1899, Missouri was in the middle of a terrible cold snap. It was -16˚ in St. Louis. Columbia recorded its coldest day ever, with 26˚ below zero. There it was -20˚ or colder for eight straight days! On the 12th, Springfield dropped to 29˚ below zero – it's the coldest night ever! 


Below Zero Temperature

On February 9, 1979, pets and livestock were a big concern in Southwest Missouri on this date. The temperature fell to 17˚ below zero in Springfield. 


The Best Chocolate Makes the Best Cookies

This recipe is worthy of buying the chocolate from Askinosie Chocolate in Springfield, MO or your favorite hand-crafted chocolate maker. Cinnamon adds a depth of flavor and the pecans add richness to every bite. Make them for your sweetie!


First Flight of Ozark Air Lines

On January 10, 1945, Ozark Air Lines began service around Missouri. The first scheduled flights for Ozark Air Lines shuttled passengers between Springfield and St. Louis, intending to connect underserved communities in the Ozarks. Unfortunately, the first iteration of the airline was short-lived due to political and logistical issues and shuttered two years after launching.


Brad Pitt in Springfield

On November 12, 1998 the stars came out at the Campbell 16 Cine in Springfield as Brad Pitt held the debut of his new film, Meet Joe Black, in his hometown.


Discovery Journal: Springfield

Very few businesses like 1984 still exist compared to the more than ten thousand pinball and video game arcades that were in the United States during the ‘80s. So, playing original pinball and video game machines in Springfield is a rare experience.


Missouri Bar setting with fresh pineapple

Speakeasies Around the State

These 4 juice joints are jumping! There’s no shortage of atmosphere at these speakeasies, although you can go without the element of danger from the Prohibition era to get your classic cocktails. Tell ’em Big MO, you know, the Lifer, sent you!


Tasty Eats, Done Dirt Cheap

8 Great Places for Inexpensive Eats in Missouri