April 5, 1921

On this date in Missouri history, the citizens of St. James elect the first female mayor in the state.

New Cambria House Spans Centuries, Many Generations

Like most old houses, a two-story home built around 1890 in New Cambria has layer upon layer of stories—both the kind you tell and the kind you build.

Mayme Ousley

April 5, 1921

The citizens of St. James elected Mayme Ousley to be the first woman mayor in the state. This was just two years after women won the right to vote.

World State Fair in Missouri

2019 Discover the Best of Missouri Life Awards

You voted. We counted. Now you can discover some best-kept secrets and surprises around the state in eight different categories, such as culture, destinations, food, lore and legend, and more.