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…

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…

souvenir program from the 1944 World Series

The 1944 World Series was the first played entirely west of the Mississippi River. St. Louis, then the westernmost…