Sterling Price
Harry S. Truman

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Knowledge Identifier: $Missouri



Category:States of the United Statesadd

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Countries: United States (83%), (5%), United Kingdom (2%)

Main connections: Kansas, University of Missouri, Arkansas

Linked to: University of Missouri, Democratic Party, George Mason University, Basketball Association of America




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The civilization declined by 1400 CE, and most descendants left the area long before the arrival of Europeans add something


They had migrated about 1750 from the Illinois Country add something


Louis was founded soon after by French fur traders, Pierre Laclède and stepson Auguste Chouteau from New Orleans in 1764 add something


The arrival of the Spanish in St. Louis was in September 1767 add something


Napoleon Bonaparte had gained Louisiana for French ownership from Spain in 1800 under the Treaty of San Ildefonso, after it had been a Spanish colony since 1762 add something


James Bowie - They sold that property in 1800 and relocated to Missouri, before moving to Spanish Louisiana in 1802, where they settled on Bushley Bayou in Rapides Parish


After a brief period of Spanish rule, the United States acquired the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 add something


Part of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase by the United States, Missouri earned the nickname "Gateway to the West" because it served as a major departure point for expeditions and settlers heading to the West during the 19th century add something


Daniel Boone - However, because Boone spelled his name with the final "e", and the inconsistency of an 1803 date east of the Mississippi after Boone moved to Missouri in 1799, these particular inscriptions may be forgeries, part of a long tradition of phony Boone relics


Louisiana remained nominally under Spanish control until a transfer of power to France on November 30, 1803, just three weeks before the cession to the United States add something


Sterling Price - "'Sterling Price"' was a lawyer, planter, and politician from the U.S. state of Missouri, who served as the 11th Governor of the state from 1853 to 1857


Daniel Boone - War of 1812 - When the War of 1812 came to the Missouri Territory, Boone's sons Daniel Morgan Boone and Nathan Boone took part, but by that time Boone was too old for militia duty


Daniel Boone - In 1816, a United States officer at Fort Osage, on the Missouri, wrote, "We have been honored by a visit from "Colonel Boon", the first settler of Kentucky; he lately spent two weeks with us


Henry Clay - As part of the "Great Triumvirate" or "Immortal Trio," along with his colleagues Daniel Webster and John C. Calhoun, he was instrumental in formulating the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and the Compromise of 1850


Henry Clay - In 1820 a dispute erupted over the extension of slavery in Missouri Territory


" In 1821 the former Missouri Territory was admitted as a slave state, in accordance with the Missouri Compromise, and with a temporary state capital in St. Charles add something


William Radford - William Clark's diaries mention Radford accompanying him in 1824 from Saint Louis, Missouri to Washington, D.C. Before returning home, they diverted to New York City and observed the hero's welcome for Marquis de Lafayette


William Radford - When the "Brandywine" arrived in France in 1825, Radford purchased a set of dining room chairs which he shipped back to the Clark household in St. Louis, Missouri


In 1826, the capital was shifted to its current, permanent location of Jefferson City, on the Missouri River add something


Benjamin Bonneville - After returning from France, he was transferred in 1828 to Jefferson Barracks in Missouri


In the early 1830s, Mormon migrants from northern states and Canada began settling near Independence and areas just north of there add something


With increasing migration, from the 1830s to the 1860s Missouri's population almost doubled with every decade add something


Sterling Price - In the fall of 1831, Price and his family moved to Fayette, Missouri


Albert Sidney Johnston - Johnston was assigned to posts in New York and Missouri and served in the Black Hawk War in 1832 as chief of staff to Bvt. Brig


Benjamin Bonneville - The expedition that would be known as the most notable accomplishment of his life began in May 1832, when Bonneville left Missouri with 110 men, including Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth and field lieutenants Michael Cerre and Joseph Walker


David Rice Atchison - Alexander William Doniphan joined Atchison's law practice in Liberty, Missouri in May, 1833


Sterling Price - On May 14, 1833, Price married Martha Head from Randolph County, Missouri


David Rice Atchison - Atchison was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 1834


In 1836 the Platte Purchase was added to the northwest corner of the state after purchase of the land from the native tribes, making the Missouri River the border north of the Kansas River add something


David Rice Atchison - He worked hard for the Platte Purchase, which extended the northwestern boundary of Missouri to the Missouri River in 1837


From 1838 to 1839, a border dispute with Iowa over the so-called Honey Lands resulted in both states' calling-up of militias along the border add something


The Mormon War erupted in 1838 add something


Sterling Price - Mormon War - During the Mormon War of 1838, Price served as a member of a delegation sent from Chariton County, Missouri to investigate reported disturbances between Latter-day Saints and anti-Mormon mobs operating in the western part of the state


David Rice Atchison - In 1838 he was re-elected to the Missouri State House of Representatives


Sterling Price - Following the Mormon capitulation in November 1838, Price was ordered by Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs to Caldwell County with a company of men to protect the Saints from further depredations following their surrender


By 1839, with the help of an "Extermination Order" by Governor Lilburn Boggs, the old settlers forcefully expelled the Mormons from Missouri and confiscated their lands add something


Most of the newcomers were American-born, but many Irish and German immigrants arrived in the late 1840s and 1850s add something


Kit Carson - Carson decided early in 1842 to return to Missouri, taking his daughter Adeline to live with relatives near Carson's former home of Franklin, to provide her with an education


Sterling Price - Price raised the Second Regiment, Missouri Mounted Volunteer Cavalry and was appointed its colonel on August 12, 1846


Sterling Price - Secretary of War - Although reprimanded by Secretary of War William L. Marcy for his action and ordered to return with his army to New Mexico, Price was never court-martialed or otherwise punished; he was honorably discharged on November 25, 1848, and went home to Missouri a hero


James Shields - Shields was a senator from Illinois 1849 to 1855, in the 31st, 32nd, and 33rd congresses, from Minnesota from May 11, 1858 to March 4, 1859, in the 35th congress, and from Missouri from January 27, 1879 to March 4, 1879, in the 45th congress


Blanche Bruce - In 1850, Bruce moved to Missouri after becoming a printer's apprentice


Francis Preston Blair, Jr. - Blair served in the Missouri House of Representatives from 1852 to 1856


Benjamin Gratz Brown - Brown became a member of the Missouri House of Representatives and served there between 1852 and 1858


Sterling Price - Popular due to his war service, he was easily elected Governor of Missouri, serving from 1853 to 1857


David Rice Atchison - Benton, intending to challenge Atchison in 1854, began to agitate for territorial organization of the area west of Missouri so it could be opened to settlement


Hiram Rhodes Revels - "I was imprisoned in Missouri in 1854 for preaching the gospel to Negroes, though I was never subjected to violence


Benjamin Gratz Brown - He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Missouri in 1857


Silas Soule - In July, 1859, Soule was part of an action on the Missouri Border


In order to control the flooding of farmland and low-lying villages along the Mississippi, the state had completed construction of of levees along the river by 1860 add something


Francis Preston Blair, Jr. - Immediately after South Carolina's secession in December 1860, Blair, believing that the southern leaders were planning to carry neutral Missouri into the movement, began active efforts to prevent it


After the secession of Southern states began in 1861, the Missouri legislature called for the election of a special convention on secession add something


Nathaniel Lyon - A water well still exists there which was dug by General Lyons men and it reported that on Duck Creek one can still find graffitti carved in the rocks from 1861- Also, Duck Creek was a section of the Chisholm trail, from Texas to the Sedalia Missouri railhead prior to the civil war


Charles Sumner - Although the Radical Senators desired the immediate emancipation of slaves, President Lincoln, in 1861, was initially resistant to freeing the slaves, since the Union slave states Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri would be encouraged to join the Confederacy


David Rice Atchison - Atchison actively recruited State Guardsmen in northern Missouri and served with Missouri State Guard commander General Sterling Price in the summer campaign of 1861


Benjamin Bonneville - From 1861 to 1863 Bonneville served as superintendent of recruiting in Missouri with a brief stint in 1862 as commander of Benton Barracks in St. Louis


Nathaniel Lyon - General Nathaniel Lyon camped near Windsor Missouri in 1861. the small settlement is almost abandoned now, but had a postmaster until 1901


Benjamin Gratz Brown - He worked to prevent Missouri from seceding from the Union in 1861


Sterling Price - He was elected presiding officer of the Missouri State Convention on February 28, 1861, which voted against the state leaving the Union


Richard J. Oglesby - At the start of the Civil War, Oglesby was appointed colonel of the 8th Illinois Infantry regiment on April 25, 1861, and was soon given command of the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, Department of the Missouri, serving under the command of Ulysses S. Grant


Sterling Price - Outraged by this act, Price threw in his lot with the Southerners, and was assigned by pro-Confederate Governor Claiborne Fox Jackson to command the newly reformed Missouri State Guard in May 1861, leading his young recruits in a campaign to secure Missouri for the Confederacy


Nathaniel Lyon - He was promoted to brigadier general of the Missouri Militia on May 12, 1861, and in the U.S. Army May 17


In the face of Union General Lyon's rapid advance through the state, Jackson and Price were forced to flee the capital of Jefferson City on June 14, 1861 add something


David L. Payne - Battle of Prairie Grove - He served from August 1861 to August 1864 as a private in Company F. During his service the unit saw action in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and the Cherokee Nation, including the Battle of Prairie Grove in 1862


Benjamin McCulloch - Battle of Wilson's Creek - On August 10, 1861, McCulloch's troops, though relatively poorly armed, handily defeated the army of General Nathaniel Lyon at the Battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri


Sterling Price - An even greater victory was won by Price at the Battle of Wilson's Creek, August 10, 1861, which resulted in Lyon's death and temporary Confederate ascendancy in southwestern Missouri


David Rice Atchison - In September 1861, Atchison led 3,500 State Guard recruits across the Missouri River to reinforce Price, and defeated Union troops that tried to block his force in the Battle of Liberty, Missouri


Frank James - On September 13, 1861, the Missouri State Guard, including private Frank James, besieged Lexington, Missouri


The Confederacy nonetheless recognized it on October 30, 1861 add something


Lawrence Sullivan Ross - Twice in November 1861 Ross was chosen by General McCulloch, with whom he had served in the Texas Rangers, to lead a scouting force near Springfield, Missouri , Missouri


David Rice Atchison - In March 1862, Union forces in the Trans-Mississippi theater won a decisive victory at Pea Ridge in Arkansas and secured Union control of Missouri


Francis Preston Blair, Jr. - Blair resigned from the House of Representatives in July 1862, having been appointed a colonel of Missouri volunteers


John Schofield - He returned to Missouri as commander of the Department of Missouri in 1863


James Shields - In 1863 he moved to Mexico and operated mines, and to Wisconsin, but in 1866 moved to Missouri, where he served as member of the Missouri State House of Representatives, and as railroad commissioner


Sterling Price - Despite his disappointments in Arkansas and Louisiana, Price managed to convince his superiors to permit him to invade Missouri in the fall of 1864, hoping to yet seize that state for the Confederacy or at the very least imperil Abraham Lincoln's chances for reelection that year


Blanche Bruce - In 1864, he moved to Hannibal, Missouri, where he established a school for blacks


James Fleming Fagan - In recognition for his service in the Camden Expedition, Fagan was promoted to major general on April 24, 1864, and commanded the Arkansas division of Confederate cavalry during Price's Raid into Missouri


William Lewis Cabell - Cabell was captured in Missouri during Price's Raid on October 25, 1864, and was held as a prisoner of war at the Johnson's Island prison camp on Lake Erie and at Fort Warren in Boston, Massachusetts


John Pope (military officer) - He was appointed to command the Department of the Missouri in 1865 and was a prominent and activist commander during Reconstruction in Atlanta


John Pope (military officer) - His months campaigning in the West paid career dividends because he was assigned to command the Military Division of the Missouri on January 30, 1865, and received a brevet promotion to major general in the regular army on March 13, 1865, for his service at Island No. 10


Winfield Scott Hancock - In 1866, on Grant's recommendation, Hancock was promoted to major general and was transferred, later that year, to command of the military Department of the Missouri, which included the states of Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico


Elizabeth Cady Stanton - In addition to her writing and speaking, Stanton was instrumental in promoting women's suffrage in various states, particularly New York, Missouri, Kansas, where it was included on the ballot in 1867, and Michigan, where it was put to a vote in 1874


Francis Preston Blair, Jr. - He represented Missouri in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and he was the Democratic Party's nominee for Vice President in 1868


Carl Schurz - In 1869, he was elected to the United States Senate from Missouri, becoming the first German American in that body


Carl Schurz - During this period, he broke with the Grant administration, starting the Liberal Republican movement in Missouri, which in 1870 elected B. Gratz Brown governor


Benjamin Gratz Brown - In 1870, dissatisfied with the Missouri Republicans, he joined the new Liberal Republican Party


Francis Preston Blair, Jr. - In 1871 Blair was chosen by the Missouri Legislature as a United States Senator


Benjamin Gratz Brown - He was a Senator, the 20th Governor of Missouri, and the Liberal Republican and Democratic Party Vice presidential candidate in the presidential election of 1872


Carrie Nation - She moved there with her mother-in-law and Charlien, and attended the Normal Institute in Warrensburg, Missouri, earning her teaching certificate in July 1872


The vigilante activities of the Bald Knobbers of the Ozarks in the 1880s were an unofficial continuation of insurgent mentality long after the official end of the war, and they are a favorite theme in Branson's self-image add something


Frank James - Five months after the killing of his brother Jesse in 1882, Frank James boarded a train to Jefferson City, Missouri , Missouri, where he had an appointment with the governor in the state capitol


David Rice Atchison - Atchison resigned from the army over reported strategy arguments with General Price and moved to Texas for the duration of the Civil War. After the war he retired to his farm near Gower, Missouri and was noted to deny many of his pro-slavery public statements made prior to the Civil War. In addition, his retirement cottage outside of Plattsburg, MO burned to the ground before his death in 1886


" However, according to researchers, the phrase "show me" was already in use before the 1890s add something


Winston Churchill (novelist) - He attended Smith Academy in Missouri and the United States Naval Academy, where he graduated in 1894


John Ellis Martineau - John Ellis Martineau was born in Clay County in western Missouri and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Arkansas in 1896 and obtained his law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1899


One is popularly ascribed to a speech by Congressman Willard Vandiver in 1899, who declared that "I come from a state that raises corn and cotton, cockleburs and Democrats, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me add something


Francis Preston Blair, Jr. - In 1899, the state of Missouri donated a marble statue of Blair to the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall Collection


Carrie Nation - In April 1901 Nation came to Kansas City, Missouri, a city known for its wide opposition to the temperance movement, and smashed liquor in various bars on 12th Street in Downtown Kansas City


Sterling Price - Dedicated August 10, 1901, the bronze figure honors all Missouri soldiers and General Price


Folk was elected governor as a progressive reformer and Democrat in the 1904 election add something


The state had a longer stretch of supporting the winning presidential candidate than any other state, having voted with the nation in every election from 1904 to 2004 with a single exception: 1956, when Democratic candidate Adlai Stevenson of neighboring Illinois lost the election despite carrying Missouri add something


"Meet Me in St. Louis", a musical involving the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, starred Judy Garland add something


Franklin Knight Lane - When that vacancy occurred in early 1905, Roosevelt forgot his promise and instead named retiring five-term Senator Francis Cockrell of Missouri


Frank Gotch - Gotch reigned as the World Heavyweight Champion from his first victory over Hackenschmidt in 1908 until he retired in 1913 after defeating Estonian Georg Lurich April 1, 1913, in Kansas City, Missouri


Missouri voters rejected prohibition in three separate referenda in 1910, 1912, and 1918 add something


Carrie Nation - She died there on June 9, 1911,and was buried in an unmarked grave in Belton, Missouri City Cemetery in Belton, Missouri


Wallace Carothers - In September 1915, he entered Tarkio College in Missouri


Albert David - Born in Maryville, Missouri, Missouri David enlisted in the Navy at Kansas City, Missouri, on September 30, 1919


In 1930, there was a diphtheria epidemic in the area around Springfield, which killed approximately 100 people add something


Alcohol regulation did not begin in Missouri until 1934 add something


Maude Adams - Adams headed the drama department at Stephens College in Missouri from 1937 to 1943, becoming well known as an inspiring teacher in the arts of acting


Carl Hayden - In addition to road construction, Hayden had an interest in promoting highway safety, joining with first-term Missouri Senator Harry S. Truman in 1939 to propose legislation cutting federal funds by a third for states that failed to enact licensing requirements along with other portions of the Uniform Vehicle Code


He was a judge in Jackson County and represented the state in the United States Senate for ten years, before being elected Vice-President in 1944 add something


The current Constitution of Missouri, the fourth constitution for the state, was adopted in 1945 add something


Richard Howard Ichord, Jr. - He attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri , receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in 1949, and a Juris Doctor in 1952


Richard Howard Ichord, Jr. - From 1952 to 1960 he was a member of the Missouri State House of Representatives, where he served as Speaker Pro Tempore in 1957, and Speaker in 1959


Conrad Burns - He graduated from Gallatin High School in 1952 and enrolled in the College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri


Alberto Sordi - He received honorary citizenship from Kansas city, Missouri, for his references to the city in the 1954 film "Un americano a Roma"


Missouri's highest recorded temperature is at Warsaw and Union on July 14, 1954, while the lowest recorded temperature is at Warsaw on February 13, 1905 add something


It was the first EF5 to hit the state since 1957 and the deadliest in the U.S. since 1947, making it the seventh deadliest tornado in American history and 27th deadliest in the world add something


David Lavender - In 1958, Lavender wrote "The Trail to Santa Fe, New Mexico ", about Zebulon Pike and his exploration of the American Southwest in present-day Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico


Robert Gates - From 1967 to 1969, he was assigned to the Strategic Air Command as an intelligence officer, which included a year at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, where he delivered intelligence briefings to Intercontinental Ballistic Missile crews


Thomas Akers - Akers was the valedictorian of his 29-member 1969 senior class from Eminence, Missouri


Mike Gravel - At the convention's final day on July 14, 1972, presidential nominee McGovern selected and announced Senator Thomas Eagleton of Missouri as his vice-presidential choice


The 1973 movie "Paper Moon", which starred Ryan and Tatum O'Neal, was partly filmed in St. Joseph add something


Pat Cadigan - That same year Cadigan joined the convention committee for MidAmeriCon, the 34th World Science Fiction Convention being held in Kansas City, Missouri over Labor Day weekend 1976; she served on the committee as the convention's guest liaison to writer guest of honor Robert A. Heinlein, while working for fantasy writer Tom Reamy at his Nickelodeon Graphics typesetting and graphic design firm


Jim Wright - Wright continued to serve in the House and was elected House Majority Leader by one vote in December 1976, defeating Richard Bolling of Missouri and Phillip Burton of California


John Carpenter's "Escape from New York" was filmed in St. Louis during the early 1980s due to the large number of abandoned buildings in the city add something


Part of the 1983 road movie "National Lampoon's Vacation" was shot on location in Missouri, for the Griswolds' trip from Chicago to Los Angeles add something


Sterling Price - Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1987


Wendell H. Ford - In 1989, he joined with Missouri senator Kit Bond to form the Senate National Guard Caucus, a coalition of senators committed to advancing National Guard capabilities and readiness


David Rice Atchison - In 1991, Atchison was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians, and a bronze bust depicting him is on permanent display in the rotunda of the Missouri State Capitol


Layne Staley - He made his last performance on July 3, 1996, in Kansas City, Missouri, while Alice in Chains were touring with Kiss after their "Unplugged" appearance


From 2000 to 2007, this includes a natural increase of 137,564 people since the last census , and an increase of 88,088 people due to net migration into the state add something


In 2001, there were 108,000 farms, the second-largest number in any state after Texas add something


Following the passage of Amendment 3 in late 2004, the Missouri Department of Transportation began its Smoother, Safer, Sooner road-building program with a goal of bringing of highways up to good condition by December 2007 add something


In 2004, 6,6 percent of the state's population was reported as younger than 5 years old, 25,5 percent younger than 18, and 13,5 percent was 65 or older add something


In 2004, the population included 194,000 foreign-born add something


Mona Van Duyn - She died of bone cancer at her home in University City, Missouri, on December 2, 2004, aged 83


Petula Clark - Following another British concert tour in early spring 2005, she appeared with Andy Williams in his Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri, for several months, and she returned for another engagement in autumn of 2006, following scattered concert dates throughout North America


From 2006 to 2010 traffic deaths have decreased annually from 1,257 in 2005, to 1,096 in 2006, to 992 for 2007, to 960 for 2008, to 878 in 2009, to 821 in 2010 add something


Kurt Warner - On October 24, 2006, he was featured in a political advertisement opposing a bill supporting embryonic stem cell research in Missouri


Missouri twice voted against Democrat Barack Obama, who won in 2008 and 2012 add something


The state's population density 86,9 in 2009, is closer to the national average than any other state add something


Rob Ramage - Up until January 23, 2009, Ramage was a broker at the Clayton, Missouri branch of Wachovia Securities , soon to be acquired by Wells Fargo


In 2010, there were 2,349,955 households in Missouri, with 2,45 people per household add something


Missouri had a population of 5,988,927, according to the 2010 Census; an increase of 392,369 since the year 2000 add something


The U.S. Census of 2010 found that the population center of the United States is in Texas County, while the 2000 Census found the mean population center to be in Phelps County add something


The award-winning 2010 film "Winter's Bone" was shot in the Ozarks of Missouri add something


The largest denominations by number of adherents in 2010 were the Southern Baptist Convention with 749,685; the Roman Catholic Church with 724,315; and the United Methodist Church with 226,409 add something


There were 14,0 percent of Missourians living below the poverty line in 2010 add something


In 2011, the racial composition of the state was: add something


In 2012, Missouri had roughly 22,000 MW of installed electricity generation capacity add something


Oil wells in Missouri produced 120,000 barrels of crude oil in fiscal 2012 add something


The rivalry was chiefly expressed through football and basketball games between the two universities, but since Missouri left the Big 12 Conference in 2012, the teams no longer regularly play one another add something


On October 24, 2012, there were 4,190,936 registered voters add something


"Gone Girl", a 2014 film starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tyler Perry, was filmed in Cape Girardeau add something


Following the death of Tom Schweich in 2015, only one of Missouri's statewide elected offices are held by Democrats add something


Megabus serves St. Louis, but discontinued service to Columbia and Kansas City in 2015 add something


The KC Streetcar in downtown Kansas City opened in May 2016 add something


As for tobacco , Missouri has the lowest cigarette excise taxes in the United States, at 17 cents per pack, and the state electorate voted in 2002, 2006, 2012, and twice in 2016 to keep it that way add something


As of 2017, it was the 30th-largest metropolitan area in the nation, with 2,13 million people add something


However, if ranked using Combined Statistical Area, it is 19th-largest with 2,91 million people in 2017 add something


In the Combined Statistical Area in 2017, it ranked 25th with 2,47 million add something


The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in April 2017 was 3,9 percent add something


On June 7, 2017, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People issued a warning to prospective African-American travelers to Missouri add something


According to a 2018 report by the Missouri Attorney General's office, for the past 18 years, "African Americans, Hispanics and other people of color are disproportionately affected by stops, searches and arrests add something