Traffic sign for U.S. Highway 50 in Missouri. Adobe Stock photo

January 25, 1835

This date in Missouri history. Planning work began on a road to connect Manchester with Jefferson City by way of Union and Mount Sterling. This road became well-traveled by horseback and stagecoach travelers. Today we call it Highway 50.

January 24, 1903

A shootout occurred in Union, Missouri following the robbing of the Union Bank. A posse of citizens followed the robbers on horseback, and Pinkerton detectives and doctors were rushed by train from St. Louis to care for those in need.