Ash Grove · Defiance · Greene County · Olive Boone · Pioneer · St. Charles County

Olive Boone

"I was married on the 26th of September, 1799. On the first of October, without any company but my husband, I started to Missouri, or Upper Louisiana. We had two ponies and our packhorse. [We arrived] in St. Louis the last of October. We went to St. Charles County and located about twenty miles above St.… Continue reading Olive Boone

Arizona "Ma" Barker · Ash Grove · Greene County · Howell County · Oregon County · Outlaw · Shelley Winters · St. Louis · Thayer · West Plains

Arizona “Ma” Barker

Stop for a moment, and imagine Ma Barker.  Is she waving a Tommy gun, chawing a cigar, and plotting a bank robbery?  Is she brow-beating her weak-willed criminal sons, and generally being a role model for overbearing mothers everywhere?  We thought so. Well, you have two people to thank for that wildly inaccurate image: FBI founder… Continue reading Arizona “Ma” Barker