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…

John S. Sappington. [Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Thomas Easterly Daguerrotypes Collection, Photographs and Prints Collection, N17356]

            John S. Sappington was a frontier physician in Tennessee and Missouri who…

An early twentieth-century postcard of Stewart Bridge, where a mob killed James T. Scott in the early hours of April 29, 1923. [State Historical Society of Missouri, John W. Coffman Collection of University of Missouri Postcards (P305), 010783-1]

James T. Scott (1885?–1923) was the victim of one of the most…

Van Horn Tavern in 1913

The Gentry–Threlkeld–Van Horn Tavern, usually referred to as the Van Horn Tavern, was…

Charles van Ravenswaay. [State Historical Society of Missouri, Charles van Ravenswaay Photograph Collection, P0014-027765]

Charles van Ravenswaay, an author, horticulturist, and museum director, was most of all…

George Graham Vest. [State Historical Society of Missouri, Missouri Legislators Portraits, P1084]

George Graham Vest, who served four terms as a US senator from Missouri (1879–1903), was…

Jonas Viles with his wife, Ruth, and their four sons. [Image courtesy of the Boone County Historical Society’s Digital Collections]

Jonas Viles, a longtime professor of history at the University of Missouri, was born in…

William S. Woods. [A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Missouri, 1896]

William Stone Woods was born on November 1, 1840, the son of James Harris and Martha Jane…

Josephine Silone Yates. [Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-ppmsca-50313]

Josephine Silone was born in Mattituck, New York, in 1859, the youngest daughter of…