Rhonda Chalfant, a writer and historical consultant in Sedalia, Missouri, holds a PhD in history from the University of Missouri in Columbia and is the author of Show Me the Fair: A History of the Missouri State Fair.

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Elizabeth Jane Dugan, better known by her pseudonym “Rosa Pearle,” was the founder, editor…

Louis Monsees seated on one of his Missouri mules. [State Historical Society of Missouri, Melvin Bradley Papers, C3026]

Louis M. Monsees, a livestock breeder, is recognized for his contributions to the breeding…