March 16, 1964

Walt Disney meets with St. Louis officials to discuss plans for the Riverfront Square theme park. But his plans were met with resistance, particularly from August "Gussie" Busch Jr., who insisted that if a theme park were to be built at the site, Disney would have to sell beer


Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Photo from Unsplash

November 25, 1911

This date in Missouri history: Walt Disney’s legendary cartoonist, Paul Murry, was born in St. Joseph, Missouri. Murry drew most of the Mickey Mouse comic books. 


Inside Walt Disney’s Life in Marceline

Very little remains of the once massive cottonwood tree Walter Elias Disney called his “Dreaming Tree.” The coarse, woody debris is an anchor tying a small town in Missouri to the pioneer of the American entertainment industry.


Walt Disney Marceline Missouri

December 5, 1901

Innovator of animated cartoons, theme parks, and more, Walt Disney from Marceline and Kansas City was born on this day.