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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. 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

Jean Harlow (1911 – 1937) was born Harlene Carpenter in Kansas City, MO. Nicknamed Baby Jean and Hollywood’s Original Blonde Bombshell, she was the first film actress on the cover of Life magazine. Although she died at a young age, she made 36 movies and was voted #22 on American Film Institute’s list of Greatest American Female Screen Legends.  -Old Town Cape

Jean Harlow (1911 – 1937) was born Harlene Carpenter in Kansas City, MO. Nicknamed Baby Jean and Hollywood’s Original Blonde Bombshell, she was the first film actress on the cover of Life magazine. Although she died at a young age, she made 36 movies and was voted #22 on American Film Institute’s list of Greatest American Female Screen Legends. -Old Town Cape

Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957) was born in Lund, WI. In 1894 she moved to Mansfield, MO where in the 1930s and 1940s she published her best selling Little House books chronicling her pioneer life. These books later became the basis for a long-running television series by the same name. -Old Town Cape

Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957) was born in Lund, WI. In 1894 she moved to Mansfield, MO where in the 1930s and 1940s she published her best selling Little House books chronicling her pioneer life. These books later became the basis for a long-running television series by the same name. -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

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

Burt Bacharach was born in 1928 in Kansas City, MO. A prolific composer/ conductor/ arranger, he has more than fifty top 40 hits, including music from the movie Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid, What’s News Pussy Cat, and the 1967 version of Casino Royale. -Old Town Cape

Burt Bacharach was born in 1928 in Kansas City, MO. A prolific composer/ conductor/ arranger, he has more than fifty top 40 hits, including music from the movie Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid, What’s News Pussy Cat, and the 1967 version of Casino Royale. -Old Town Cape

Jack Buck (1924-2002) was born in Holyoke, MA. He was the beloved radio announcer for St. Louis Cardinals baseball for 48 years. In 1987, he received baseball’s Hall of Fame Ford C. Frick award for excellence as a baseball broadcaster. -Old Town Cape

Jack Buck was born in Holyoke, MA. He was the beloved radio announcer for St. Louis Cardinals baseball for 48 years. In he received baseball’s Hall of Fame Ford C. Frick award for excellence as a baseball broadcaster. -Old Town Cape

Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911) was born in Mako, Hungary. A journalist and businessman, he established the St. Louis Post Dispatch and was a major newspaper man in the country for many years. He established the annual Pulitzer Prize for excellence in journalism. -Old Town Cape

Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911) was born in Mako, Hungary. A journalist and businessman, he established the St. Louis Post Dispatch and was a major newspaper man in the country for many years. He established the annual Pulitzer Prize for excellence in journalism. -Old Town Cape

T.S. Elliot (1888-1965) is considered by some to be among the most influential authors in the early part of the 20th century. He won the 1948 Nobel Prize in Literature. His poems, The Waste Land and The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, are studied by thousands of students annually. One of his poems inspired the Broadway hit Cats. -Old Town Cape

T.S. Elliot (1888-1965) is considered by some to be among the most influential authors in the early part of the 20th century. He won the 1948 Nobel Prize in Literature. His poems, The Waste Land and The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, are studied by thousands of students annually. One of his poems inspired the Broadway hit Cats. -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

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

Don Faurot (1902-1995) was born in Mountain Grove, MO. As a student at the University of Missouri, he was a three-sport letterman. Later he was the head football coach at Mizzou from 1935-1956 and was known for creating a new version of the T-formation, called the “split-T.” -Old Town Cape

Don Faurot (1902-1995) was born in Mountain Grove, MO. As a student at the University of Missouri, he was a three-sport letterman. Later he was the head football coach at Mizzou from 1935-1956 and was known for creating a new version of the T-formation, called the “split-T.” -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

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

Linda Godwin was born in1952 in Cape Girardeau, MO. She is a physicist, pioneer U.S. astronaut and veteran of four space flights from 1991-2001 who graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1974. The Linda Godwin Center at the university is named in her honor. -Old Town Cape

Linda Godwin was born in1952 in Cape Girardeau, MO. She is a physicist, pioneer U.S. astronaut and veteran of four space flights from 1991-2001 who graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1974. The Linda Godwin Center at the university is named in her honor. -Old Town Cape

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

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

John Huston (1906-1987) was born in Nevada, MO. As a legendary film director, he directed The Maltese Falcon and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, in which his father, Walter Huston, starred. He won Academy Awards for both writing and directing. -Old Town Cape

John Huston (1906-1987) was born in Nevada, MO. As a legendary film director, he directed The Maltese Falcon and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, in which his father, Walter Huston, starred. He won Academy Awards for both writing and directing. -Old Town Cape

Ginger Rogers (1911-1995) was born in Independence, MO. Nicknamed Feathers, she was a dancer extraordinaire and attained real stardom paired with Fred Astaire. She got her start in vaudeville at age 14, and her first big movie hit was 42nd Street in1933. By 1945, she was the highest paid performer in Hollywood. -Old Town Cape

Ginger Rogers (1911-1995) was born in Independence, MO. Nicknamed Feathers, she was a dancer extraordinaire and attained real stardom paired with Fred Astaire. She got her start in vaudeville at age 14, and her first big movie hit was 42nd Street in1933. By 1945, she was the highest paid performer in Hollywood. -Old Town Cape

Calamity Jane (1848-1903) was born Martha Jane Canary in Princeton, MO. Exhibiting daring horsemanship and skill as a rifle shot, she starred in the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show. -Old Town Cape

Calamity Jane was born Martha Jane Canary in Princeton, MO. Exhibiting daring horsemanship and skill as a rifle shot, she starred in the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show. -Old Town Cape

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