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5 Fun Facts About October 2 In Missouri History

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1. Missouri Statehood: On October 2, 1818 Missouri officially became a state in the United States of America.

2. Booche's: Booche’s is a famous bar and grill in Columbia, Missouri that has been in operation since 1884. It was purchased by Maxine Hodgdon on October 2, 1941, and has been a staple of the community ever since.

3. The Kansas City Chiefs: The Kansas City Chiefs played their first game on October 2, 1960. They defeated the Dallas Texans (who later became the Houston Texans) 23-20.

4. Missouri River: On October 2, 1864, the Missouri River experienced one of its greatest floods on record. The flooding was caused by heavy rainfall and melting snow, and it caused widespread damage to communities along the river.

5. Ozark Trail: The Ozark Trail in Missouri was officially opened on October 2, 1936, as a hiking and backpacking trail. Today, it covers over 500 miles and attracts outdoor enthusiasts from across the state and beyond.
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