Percy Stone

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

The Ben Bolt Theatre. [Courtesy of Danny Knouse]

The Ben Bolt Theatre was a spectacular building that stood for half a century as a notable…

James O. Broadhead. [Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Photographs and Prints Collection, P0233-2792]

James Overton Broadhead was born on May 29, 1819, in Charlottesville, Virginia, the oldest…

Nathaniel C. Bruce (right) and an unidentified student from the Bartlett Agricultural and Industrial School. [State Historical Society of Missouri photo collections]

Although his date of birth remains uncertain, Nathaniel C. Bruce was probably born in 1868…

Jane Darwell in a photo taken in 1918. [University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, J. Willis Sayre Collection of Theatrical Photographs, 22471]

Jane Darwell, a pioneering film actress whose career spanned more than sixty years, was…

Kate Leila Gregg

Kate Leila Gregg, a professor of English at Lindenwood College in St.…

William Henry Hatch. [University Archives, University of Missouri, collection C:3/25/28]

Born near Georgetown, Kentucky, on September 11, 1833, to Quaker parents the Reverend…

Rupert Hughes and his second wife, Adelaide Manola Mould Bissell. [Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-ggbain-32320]

Rupert Hughes, a versatile popular writer, was born in Lancaster, Missouri, on January 31,…

Francis White Cloud. Portrait by George Catlin, circa 1844–1845. [Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art]

The Ioways did not live in what is now Missouri for much of the historical era.…

William Keil. [Oregon Historical Society, OrHi 4508]

William Keil was born on March 6, 1811, or 1812, in Bleicherode, Erfurt, Prussia. His…