June 5, 2005

The American Bullfrog was selected as our state amphibian. The fourth graders at Chinn Elementary School in Kansas City lobbied for this adoption because it is our state’s largest frog and is found in every Missouri county.   

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

Image by Jamie Johannsen from Pixabay