Portal:Missouri/Did you know/5
- ... that industrialist and inventor William Edenborn (pictured) once tried to use monkeys to harvest cotton on his experimental farm in Louisiana?
- ... that political boss Tom Pendergast made future DNC chair William M. Boyle a precinct captain even though he was too young to vote?
- ... that Arthur Barret, the 22nd mayor of St. Louis, Missouri, died after serving only eleven days in office?
- ... that the first wine region established as an American Viticultural Area was the Augusta AVA in Augusta, Missouri, which was selected eight months before Napa Valley, California?
- ... that the statue The Naked Truth, in Compton Hill Reservoir Park, was made of bronze instead of white marble to de-emphasize its nudity?
- ... that the King road drag, a road grader widely used across North America for grading dirt roads in the early 20th century, was invented by David Ward King?