On August 10, Missouri celebrated its 200th anniversary of statehood. The momentous occasion has and continues to be celebrated. I would like to extend another thank you to Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson for including The Historic Daniel Boone Home and the First State Capitol—two landmark locations in Missouri’s history—as part of their Missouri Bicentennial Tour.
As I hope you learned in my blog last month, St. Charles County is actually older than Missouri and has quite a history in its formation. Of course, the organization of St. Charles County in 1812 was just the first step. In honor of the bicentennial and in recognition of St. Charles County’s history, I will finish this two-part series by covering what happened with public safety issues and subsequent “growing pains” as our young county developed.