Tag: Joseph W. McClurg

History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- Joseph W. McClurg

Joseph W. McClurg, 19th Governor of Missouri, was the namesake of McClurg Street at Richland, Missouri in Pulaski County. 1. McClurg once served as deputy Sheriff in Saint Louis County. 2. An 1893 Shelbina Democrat news article describes McClurg as “an Ozark pioneer” and “The Prince of Merchants.” 3. To curb the rising costs of… Read more »