May 16, 1927

Runaway mules killed A.W. Bisby north of Brookfield.


May 15, 1913

A large number of federal marshals left Springfield for the wilds of Ripley and Oregon counties to break up some illicit stills. These were said to be the last in Missouri. The press releases, however, got out before the raids and they whole thing.


May 6, 1888

St. Louis residents were finding eels in their sinks. The water commissioner said that eels and minnows could easily pass through the filters when they were young and then would grow while they lived in the settling basins. 


May 2, 1878

The Neosho Times reported that some Washburn, MO boys were working for a farmer when they plowed up about $80 worth of gold and silver which the farmer had buried there at the beginning of the Civil War.


April 6, 1961

McDonald County had been left off the state tourism map so they called their representatives home from Jefferson City, seceded from the state, and formed McDonald Territory.


February 18, 1930

Elm Farm Ollie became the first cow to fly in an airplane. She took off from Bismarck, Missouri and flew to St. Louis.


January 17, 1854

The Mississippi was frozen over and a saloon keeper set up business in the middle of the river.


January 10, 1913

Henry Dorman of Liberal celebrated his 114th birthday on this date in 1913.


January 3, 1851

The exact northern border of Missouri was established thus ending the dispute which had led to the Honey War in 1839.


December 14, 1911

Today in Missouri history, it was reported that the rabbit market had been ruined by warm weather. They were selling for only two cents each in south Missouri.