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…

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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…

Luella St. Clair Moss. [The College Widow, Christian College, 1918]

Luella St. Clair Moss, an educator and community activist, was born in Virden, Illinois, to…

Friedrich Muench. [State Historical Society of Missouri, Warren County Photograph Collection (P1141), 014066]

Friedrich Muench was born on June 25, 1799, the son of a Lutheran pastor in Niedergemuenden…

Carry Nation. [Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-ggbain-05640]

Carry Amelia Moore Nation, an internationally known temperance crusader, was born on…