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Gen. Omar Bradley (1893-1981) was born in Clark, MO. Known as “the soldier’s general” during WWII, he commanded the largest American force ever united under one man’s leadership. His military career extended over 38 years, during which he attained the title of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. -Old Town Cape

Gen. John J. Pershing (1860-1948), also called “Black Jack,” was born in LaClede, MO, near St. Louis. Over a 38- year military career, he earned the rank of General of the Armies. Only George Washington in U.S. history attained the same rank. In WWI, General Pershing developed advanced mobile warfare techniques, which the American Expeditionary Force employed under his command. -Old Town Cape

The Missouri Wall of Fame was conceptualized by the now defunct River Heritage Mural Association and completed in 1995. Local artist Margaret Dement designed the mural, drawing figures of famous Missouri faces who were either born in Missouri or achieved fame while living in the state, including Harry Truman, George Washington Carver, outlaws Frank and Jesse James, and author Mark Twain. The drawings were projected onto the wall and traced by Weatherford Sign Company.

The Missouri Wall of Fame was conceptualized by the now defunct River Heritage Mural Association and completed in 1995. Local artist Margaret Dement designed the mural, drawing figures of famous Missouri faces who were either born in Missouri or achieved fame while living in the state, including Harry Truman, George Washington Carver, outlaws Frank and Jesse James, and author Mark Twain. The drawings were projected onto the wall and traced by Weatherford Sign Company.

Rush Limbaugh III was born in 1951 in Cape Girardeau, MO. He started his radio career at age 16 as “Rusty Sharp.” Since 1988, Rush has been a leader in the development of conservative talk radio. In 2004, his three-hour radio talk show had the largest audience in the country. -Old Town Cape

Lou Brock was born in 1939 in El Dorado, AR. A baseball Hall of Fame outfielder with the nickname “The Running Redbird,” he is the Cardinals all-time stolen base leader with a career 938 stolen bases. He was selected as an All Star six times and had twelve straight seasons with more than 50 stolen bases. -Old Town Cape

George Washington Carver (1864-1943) was born in Diamond Grove, MO. As an agricultural chemist and inventor at Tuskegee Institute, now Tuskegee University, in Alabama, he developed a system of crop rotation. He also discovered 300 uses for peanuts and hundreds more for soybeans. Refusing to benefit from his discoveries, he gave his life savings to establish the Carver Research Foundation at Tuskegee. -Old Town Cape

Eugene Field (1850-1895) was born in St. Louis. Best known for his children’s verse, Wynken, Blynken and Nod, he had a successful career as a St. Joseph, Kansas City and St. Louis journalist. -Old Town Cape

The mule was adopted as Missouri's state animal in 1995. Generally considered smarter, hardier, and more sure-footed than a horse, mules have been used for pulling wagons and other endurance-related tasks. For many years Missouri was the mule-producing center of the country and provided 80% of the mules used in WWI. -Old Town Cape

Samuel Clemons (1835-1910) who wrote under the pseudonym Mark Twain, was born in Florida, MO. His stories about Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, and friends reflected his love for his boyhood hometown of Hannibal, MO. Unconventional in both his life and in his writing, he wrote with an ironic wit and tackled controversial issues of his day, including the evils of slavery. -Old Town Cape