Jeffrey Deroine (second from right) with Ioways. [State Historical Society of Missouri, Robert Wright Photograph Collection, P0011]

Jeffrey Deroine (pronounced Der-oh-NAY…

Louis William DuBourg. [Georgetown University Archives, Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, DC]

William DuBourg was a formidable force for Catholicism and for education in the early…

1.	This lithograph depicts Sister Rose Philippine Duchesne late in life. No known photographs of Sister Duchesne are known to exist.

Rose Philippine Duchesne, a French pioneer missionary on the American frontier, was born on…

Aerial of Fort Osage

Established in 1808 under the superintendence of…

This depiction of colonial Ste. Genevieve by artist Oscar Berninghaus is among the murals in the Missouri State Capitol. [State Historical Society of Missouri, color transparency in Ralph Walker Photographs Collection, P0108-017298-1]

The French Revolution induced many royalists to emigrate to the Louisiana Territory in the…

Westport Landing by pioneer and watercolor artist W. H. Jackson. [William Henry Jackson, Scotts Bluff National Monument, SCBL 19]

Later in life William Gilliss would be a successful trader, real estate speculator, and…

Gert Goebel. [Courtesy of Edith Moore]

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

Charles Gratiot. [Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Photographs and Prints Collection, N12406]

At the time of the Louisiana Purchase, Charles Gratiot’s outspoken support for the incoming…

Josiah Gregg. [Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 4316.5964]

From his father, Wheelwright Harmon Gregg, Josiah Gregg inherited a roving spirit that…

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