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5 Fun Facts About August 24 In Missouri History

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1. Missouri State Fair was established on August 24, 1901, in Sedalia, Missouri. This annual event has been a staple of Missouri agriculture, entertainment, and culture for over a century.

2. Jefferson Barracks was founded on August 24, 1826. One of the nation's largest and most historically significant military bases, it played a key role in the Civil War, World War I, and World War II.

3. On August 24, 1945, Missouri Senator Harry S. Truman became the 33rd President of the United States. He presided over the end of World War II, the recovery of Europe through the Marshall Plan, and the onset of the Cold War.

4. On August 24, 1861, the Battle of Dry Wood Creek was fought in Vernon County, Missouri. This was one of the earliest engagements of the Civil War in the state and resulted in a Confederate victory.

5. On August 24, 1837, Hannibal, Missouri was incorporated as a city. This town on the banks of the Mississippi River is known for its ties to Mark Twain and the adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
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