Some of Hollywood's best movies involve an escape from a prison. Did you know that 8 times inmates in real life have made daring escapes from the old Missouri State Penitentiary and got away with it? This is that interesting history that even movies can't equal.
I am convinced there is one Missouri-only brand that could have become one of the great national food franchises, but that will never happen and I'm so glad that is the case. It remains a Show Me State treasure and it will be exclusive forever.
It's a mystery that is now more than 4 decades old. The FBI in Missouri is still seeking information about million dollar swords that belonged to President Harry S. Truman that were stolen from his presidential library and museum.
It's too bad that states aren't given more credit when they have great rest stops. If that were true, Missouri would be near the top of the state list as arguably the best rest stop in America is this one in the Show Me State.