Missouri: Famous People
Learn about famous Missourians both living and deceased including Laura Ingalls Wilder, Walt Disney, Samuel Clemens, and Daniel Boone. There is a Missouri person WebQuest, a video on Samuel Clemens, and a link to an eThemes Resource on famous Missouri women.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
This site honors Rocky Ridge Farm where Wilder wrote her series of Little House books.
Hall of Famous Missourians
State House of Representatives site with descriptions of many famous Missourians.
A long list of famous Missourians, the town they are from and their occupations.
St. Louis Walk of Fame
An alphabetical list of people who have a star and have ties to St. Louis. Each entry has a short bio with a photo.
This famous outlaw made St. Joseph his home in his later years. The site has an overview of his life. Click on the "Jesse James Home" link at the bottom for information about the house along with photos of Jesse and the home.
Military Career of William S. Harney
Biography of William Selby and Mary E. Harney. Harney was known primarily for his ability to make peace with American Indian tribes and later became Commander of the Department of the West in St. Louis during the Civil War. On the left-hand side of the page, click on "Harney Mansion" under Section 2 to learn about the Harneys' home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Aztec Club of 1847: William S. Harney
The Aztec Club was a group of generals and officers who served in the Mexican War. Many of them went on to become leaders in the U.S. Civil War. Click "Main Menu" or "Index of Biographies" to learn more.
Tom Bass - Biography
A two-page pdf is a biography of Tom Bass who was a famous horseman from mid-Missouri.
Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum
Explore Hannibal, Missouri, where Mark Twain (a.k.a. Samuel Clemens)grew up. This site provides information about the buildings he lived in. At the top of the page, click on "Mark Twain Chronology" for a timeline of his life. Also click on "Origin of Characters" to read about the real people he based his storybook characters upon.
A Biography of Scott Joplin
An overview of the famous musician's life that explains his ties to Sedalia, Missouri.
Walt Disney Biography
This site celebrates the life of the famous artist from Marceline, Missouri. Read about Walt Disney's life and view photos. Click on "Media" to watch videos of Walt, including one of him talking about Mickey Mouse.
Harry S. Truman
The media files page from Project Whistlestop. Listen to Real Audio files of President Truman's speeches by clicking on "Audio files." Look at various photographs listed by topics on the folders.
Musicians: River Song
Some well known and not so well known Missouri musicians along the Mississippi River. You can listen to audio file samples of some of the artists.
Portrait of a River Town (Hannibal)
This 12 minute video from the Finding Missouri: Our History and Heritage series tells about the Samuel Clemens and his boyhood home of Hannibal, MO. Learn about some of his adventures and see real steamboats. Requires RealPlayer.
This Missouri Heritage video covers the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder as well as the fight for women's suffrage. Click on "Changing Places." Requires Real Player.
The View from Independence
This Missouri Heritage video discusses the leadership of President Harry S. Truman. Click on "The View from Independence." Requires RealPlayer.
eThemes Resource: Missouri: Famous Women
These sites have biographies of famous women who have connections to Missouri. The list includes Bess Truman, Calamity Jane, Marie Elizabeth Oliver, Susan Elizabeth Blow, Molly Brown, Maya Angeleou, and more. Learn about the contributions they made and how they earned their fame. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on Laura Ingalls Wilder.
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