COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Coming into the Missouri Class 1 state wrestling championships, Palmyra freshman Collin Arch was the odds-on favorite to win the 120 pound bracket. He proved why on Saturday night. Arch won his first state title and second in Panthers...

Abolitionists were organizing across the country as soon as a territory became a state. Some antislavery Americans met at lectures or rallies, and some serendipitously crossed paths as they traveled west to the new states in the expanding United States.