Welcome to Joplin
Did You Know?We're the source of up-and-comers: Like poetry? We gave birth to Langston Hughes. Dig history? Bonnie and Clyde sought refuge in JoMo. Want to be an actor? We claim Robert Cummings, Dennis Weaver, and the up-and-coming Frederic Doss. Rather move to your own beat? The music of Percy Wenrich and Charles McPherson was inspired here. Find innovation or become a legend? George Washington Carver, Thomas Hart Benton, and Mickey Mantle all have roots in the region.