Bust of Annie White Baxter

‘Political trailblazer for women’ inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians

America’s first female county clerk has been inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians. A bronze bust of Annie White Baxter of southwest Missouri’s Carthage joins 47 others in the esteemed hall already showcasing journalist Walter Cronkite, radio host Rush Limbaugh, and the 33rd U.S. President – Harry Truman. They line the third floor of […]

Close-up image of the Golden Goddess on the top of the Missouri Capitol

Audio: Historic statue atop Missouri capitol building is brought down for renovation with fanfare

Hundreds of people watched Thursday as a statue atop the Missouri Capitol dome in Jefferson City was lowered to the ground to undergo repairs. Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture, was brought down from her 260 feet high perch for the first time since being installed 94 years ago. John Tandy of Jefferson City said […]