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5 Fun Facts About June 27 In Missouri History

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1. In 1870, the first ever Missouri State Fair was held in Sedalia, Missouri. The fair has since become an annual event, attracting visitors from all around the state.

2. On June 27, 1904, the first trolley car in Joplin, Missouri made its maiden voyage. The trolley cars replaced horse-drawn carriages and quickly became a popular mode of transportation in Joplin.

3. In 1927, the iconic Route 66 was established, running from Chicago to Los Angeles. Missouri had a significant stretch of the highway running through the state, which brought travelers and tourists to towns like Cuba, Rolla, and Springfield.

4. On June 27, 1950, the first-ever television broadcast in Missouri aired on KSD-TV in St. Louis. The broadcast was a Cardinal's baseball game, and it marked the beginning of a new era in entertainment and news.

5. In 1978, the famous entertainer and performer, Muddy Waters, was inducted into the Missouri Walk of Fame in St. Louis. The induction recognized his contributions to blues music and his influence on countless musicians across generations.
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