Stars And Stripes Historic Region In Missouri

Third time’s a charm! After failing the first two times, a provision becoming law at the end of this month will establish the Stars and Stripes Historic Region of Missouri. Republican Representative Dave Griffith of Jefferson City, who sponsored the effort, says it is designed to increase tourism in communities across the I-55 corridor. He also says this bill is in honor of the Stars and Stripes military newspaper that’s been in publication since the Civil War…

The Stars and Stripes first printing was in southeast Missouri’s Bloomfield on November 9, 1861. It was started by Union soldiers in the Bootheel’s Stoddard County as a newspaper for soldiers, by soldiers. Griffith was asked to chair the bill because he heads the House Veterans Committee.


(From Missourinet)