Morris Birkbeck. [Morris Birkbeck and George Flower, History of the English Settlement in Edwards County, Illinois (Chicago: Fergus Printing Co., 1882)]

An early pioneer-farming expert and author, Morris Birkbeck exerted an enormous influence…

George Washington Carver. [Courtesy of Tuskegee University Archives]

Historians have been unable to determine the exact date, or even year, of George Washington…

William Henry Hatch. [University Archives, University of Missouri, collection C:3/25/28]

Born near Georgetown, Kentucky, on September 11, 1833, to Quaker parents the Reverend…

Herman Jaeger. [State Historical Society of Missouri, Southwest Missouri Region Photograph Collection, P1110]

Herman Jaeger was born in Brugg, Switzerland, on March 23, 1844, the sixth of seven…

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…