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I created the country's first public kindergarten.It opened in St. Louis in September 1873.

Susan Elizabeth Blow

"If we can make children love intellectual effort, we shall prolong habits of study beyond school years."

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I was appointed by Congress as a General of the Army with 5 stars.I also served as the first ever Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

General Omar Bradley

"I learned that good judgment comes from experience and that experience grows out of mistakes."

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I worked my way up at the Kansas City Call newspaper from a journalist to the editor and publisher.I was also a persistent civil rights activist.

Lucile Bluford

She was refused admission into the University of Missouri-Columbia's journalism program due to her race in 1928.The University later awarded her the Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism in 1984 and an honorary doctorate in 1989.

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I owned a successful chain of stores and opened the first of the Missouri stores on April 15, 1918 in Moberly.My company motto was, "Honor, Confidence, Service, and Cooperation."

James Cash Penney

"It is the service we are not obliged to give that people value most."

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I was a well known and highly paid commercial illustrator during my time andcreated the Kewpie cartoon character.I also was an avid supporter of the suffragist movement.

Rose O'Neill

She moved to Missouri in her late twenties and was besotted with the charms of the Ozarks. She named her farmstead Bonniebrook.

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I wrote 44 original piano pieces, 2 operas, and 1 ballet in my lifetime.My work laid the groundwork for the jazz movement.

Scott Joplin

He became known as the King of Ragtime Writers and his most popular composition was the Maple Leaf Rag.The Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival is held every year in Sedalia, Missouri.

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