Scenes from Seven Parks

A Visual Tribute to Missouri’s State Parks and Historic Sites.


April 2, 1923

The old tavern at Arrow Rock was purchased on this date as the first step in saving the town's jewels of American history.


Times Beach Missouri Dioxin Hazard

December 23, 1982

The EPA announced that it had identified dangerous levels of dioxin in the soil of Times Beach, MO on this date in Missouri history.


Bootheel Cotton Field

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.