Phog Allen. [University of Kansas, University Archives Photo Collection, ku-uaphotos:33979]

Forrest C. “Phog” Allen, whose foghorn voice earned him his nickname, was a masterful,…

Tom Bass in an undated studio portrait.

By popular consensus, Tom Bass was one of the most skillful and popular horsemen of his era. At the time of his…

J. Christian Bay. [State Historical Society of Missouri, Jens Christian Bay Portraits, P0206-027598]

J. Christian Bay was born to Lars and Doris Christiansen Bay on October 12, 1871, in…

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Celia, the property of Robert Newsom, stood trial in Fulton, Missouri, in 1855 for the murder of her master, a…

Gert Goebel. [Courtesy of Edith Moore]

Gert Goebel came to Missouri in 1834 as an eighteen-year-old German immigrant, settling in…

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John Hardeman, best remembered for the botanical showplace he created on the banks of the…

William Jewell. [Walter Williams, ed., A History of Northeast Missouri (Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1913)]

In some respects, William Jewell’s story is similar to those of thousands of others who…

Scott Joplin. [New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, 1692841]

Known during his lifetime as the “King of Ragtime Writers,” Scott Joplin was an African…

Abiel Leonard. The Green Bag (April 1891): 167.

Abiel Leonard, a lawyer, jurist, and political leader, was born in Windsor, Vermont, on May…

Nathaniel Leonard. [State Historical Society of Missouri, James M. Denny Photograph Collection (P0809)]

A prominent farmer and stock raiser of Cooper County, Missouri, and the founder of…