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History: A Few Famous Missourians

George Washington Carver

Discover more famous Missourians on the Some Famous Missourians website developed by the Missouri Secretary of State Office:  https://www.sos.mo.gov/Kids/history/famousmissourians

Joe Penny - Founder of Pennytown Historic Site

In 1871, Joe Penny purchased land in Saline County, Missouri.  Pennytown was the largest African American group of former slaves and freemen in Missouri.

photo ca 1890s. Town founder Joe Penny stands center. Photo courtesy Josephine Lawrence Collection.
http://www.libertys-refuge.wustl.edu/Staff/Taylor/preserv/v4n1/faith.htm

Famous Missourians by Field

Ulysses S. Grant

Scott Joplin & Harry S. Truman

Discover more famous Missourians on the Hall of Famous Missourians website developed by the Missouri House of Representatives:  http://www.house.mo.gov/famous.aspx 

Famous Missourians by Field

Sheryl CrowSheryl Crow

Sara EvansSara Evans

Brad PittBrad Pitt

John W. "Blind" BooneJohn W. "Blind" Boone

Scott JoplinScott Joplin

Walt DisneyWalt Disney

Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh

Bob BarkerBob Barker

Although, he was born in Washington, Bob Barker spent most of his childhood growing up near Springfield, Missouri.