The city of St. Joseph was founded in 1843.
Fur trader Joseph Robidoux initially took ownership of the land as a trading post, but it soon turned into the city of St. Joseph. During the first few years, it reamined pretty small, but the California gold rush in 1848, drew in many westward travelers passing through.
American outlaw Jesse James once called this town home.
St. Joseph is home to the place where Jesse James was gunned down by Robert Ford. The one-story, Greek Revival-style, frame home still stands today.
Residents and guests can enjoy all the natural beauty that comes with St. Joseph.
River Bluffs Park and Krug Park are just a couple of the beautiful spots in the city to enjoy a lovely day outside.
Every month, downtown celebrates First Saturdays.
Residents and visitors can enjoy local art and music every first Saturday in downtown St. Joseph.
Even the Kansas City Chiefs stop in from time to time.
Arrowhead Stadium is not the only place you can catch the Kansas City Chiefs. Each year, they train at Missouri Western State University.
Apple Blossom Festival is unlike any other festival in Missouri.
Apple Blossom Festival includes a festival, parade and a royal court. Each year the theme changes, making it truly unique.
Experience the weird at Glore Psychiatric Museum
This award-winning museum tells the 130-year history of the state hospital and centuries of mental health treatment.
American history is displayed at the Pony Express Museum.
During the 1800s, mail was transported via the Pony Express. The St. Joseph stable has been preserved and turned into a museum for all ages to come and visit.
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