Percy Stone

In the late nineteenth century, cycling became a popular American pastime. The League of American Wheelmen, a…

Painting of the battle

The Battle of Wilson’s Creek or Oak Hills in southwestern Greene County on August 10, 1861, is Missouri’s best-…

print illustration of the Marquis de Lafayette

In 1824–1825, the Marquis de Lafayette, famous veteran of the Revolutionary War, returned to America to make a…

Louisiana Territory transfer ceremony

The Louisiana Purchase, an 1803 land deal between the United States and France, doubled the size of the United…

Virginia Minor. [Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-95372]

Decided in 1873 by the Supreme Court of Missouri and in 1874 by the US Supreme Court,

George Caleb Bingham’s depiction of the violence and tragedy of the Missouri-Kansas border war in his iconic painting Order No. 11. [State Historical Society of Missouri Art Collection, 1945.0003]

Civil war raged along the Kansas-Missouri border for nearly a…

woodcut illustration of the New Madrid quakes

During the early hours of December 16, 1811, a series of violent shakes roused inhabitants of the mid-Mississippi…

This map shows the layout of the small village of Newtonia as it existed during the Civil War. [Courtesy of Larry Wood]

During the early months of the Civil War, the Missouri State Guard and…

A Union encampment in the Arcadia valley early in the war. Pilot Knob Mountain is at right. [Harper’s Weekly, September 21, 1861]

In September of 1864, Confederate army troops led by Major General Sterling Price entered…

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Roper v. Simmons was a landmark case heard in the Supreme Court of…