There are many states that have national hall of fames and museums, and Missouri is no exception.
One of those in Missouri is the National Horseshoe Pitchers Hall of Fame and Museum in Quail Ridge Park, in Wentzville, but many people don’t know that this museum exists.
Playing horseshoes dates back as early as the second century when iron plates or rings were first nailed onto the hooves of horses in Western Asia and Eastern Europe.
Followers of the Greek armies would take discarded horseshoes and throw them toward a stake. England set up the first rules to govern the game of horseshoes in 1869.
Over the years, the rules have been modified many times primarily in the United States where the game took a stronghold.