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…

Louis Monsees seated on one of his Missouri mules. [State Historical Society of Missouri, Melvin Bradley Papers, C3026]

Louis M. Monsees, a livestock breeder, is recognized for his contributions to the breeding…

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…

An early edition of the Missouri Intelligencer and Boon’s Lick Advertiser, August 20, 1819. [State Historical Society of Missouri, Newspaper Collection]

Nathaniel Patten Jr. could be characterized as Missouri’s quintessential pioneer country…

Thomas Lawson Price. [State Historical Society of Missouri, Art Collection, 1977.0004]

Thomas Lawson Price was born on January 19, 1809, near Danville, Virginia. Although he was…