Jane Ace

Jane Ace, a radio actress whose birth name was Jane Epstein and who was known professionally as Jane Sherwood, was…

Zoë Akins portrait

Zoë Byrd Akins was born on October 30, 1886, in Humansville, Missouri, the second of three children of Thomas…

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…

Bell in a KC Monarchs uniform

Pitching immortal Satchel Paige, noted for his tall tales as much as his pitching, claimed that James “Cool Papa”…

Emily Newell Blair portrait

Writer, suffragist, national Democratic Party political leader, and feminist, Emily Newell Blair was born in Joplin…

Perl Decker portrait

Perl D. Decker was an attorney who served three terms from 1913 to 1919 as a US congressman from Jasper County,…

Kate Leila Gregg

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

Rogers Hornsby in 1925.

Born on April 27, 1896, at Winters, Texas, Rogers Hornsby began his professional baseball…

Dorothy Leake in the 1920s

Dorothy Van Dyke Leake, an educator noted for her ecological work and her efforts to…

The Lemp Brewery bottling plant at Cherokee Street and Carondelet Avenue

The Lemp Brewery in St. Louis was established by Johann Adam Lemp in the early…