Even the stories of modern Missouri have a deeper meaning through the lens of our

colorful history.

You know that Missouri is called the "Show-Me" State and the Cave State. But did you

know that it  has also been nicknamed the Lead State, the Iron State, the Center State,

and the Outlaw State?  During the Honey War we were called the Puke State.

Didn’t know about the Honey War? How about the Slickers War or our state’s Heatherly War?

Of course we have also witnessed the Mormon War, the Missouri-Kansas Border War, and the Civil War.

Malone writes about famous people from Missouri but even more about all those wonderful Missourians who should be famous.

And there was fussin’ and feudin’ and fightin’ and killin’ and misbehavin’. The bad guys and gals are in the books too.

Do you need a speaker for your next meeting? Ross Malone is a former teacher, salesman, and radio host who will appreciate any opportunity to lead the discussion with your group about:


  • Missouri History
  • Missouri Places
  • Missouri Schools
  • Missouri Politics
  • Missouri's Future


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Too Good to Pass By and Tales from Missouri and the Heartland are both in their second Edition.  They feature updates as well as more stories, more trivia, and more pictures.