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Old 11-11-2019, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Willie Nelson's ghost town of Luckenbach Texas may have been the scene of an airplane flight before the Wright Brothers were even born .

https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbr63
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Old 11-11-2019, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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A story of two ballplayers

When the 1912 Detroit players went on strike protesting a league ruling, Billy Maharg was one of the Philadelphia amateurs quickly assembled as the one-game Tiger substitutes. Four years later, he was the Phillies bus driver, and the appreciative team rewarded him by letting him play the last game of the season. The most bizarre two-game career in baseball

Moonlighht Graham, though, had the shortest career, one inning for the 1905 Giants, in which he never touched a ball or bat. Moomlight went on to become a doctor, and Maharg hung around the shady side of baseball long enough to play a smalll part in the 1919 Black Sox scandal.

Both, as true-life ex-players, were portrayed in films -- The elderly Dr. Graham by Burt Lancaster in "Field of Dreams", and the gambler Billy Maharg by Richard Edson in "Eight Men Out". Did you notice the other coincidence? Maharg is Graham spelled backwards.

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Old 11-16-2019, 08:45 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Fair Play (Ste. Genevieve Mo) April 1, 1893

A Chinaman who got off a train at Great Falls, Mont., on the 24th, narrowly escaped lynching at the hands of a mob. They allow no Celestials in that town.







Mary Alexander Almorolia (?--1904)

She was an African-American woman in Washington who was a proficient linguist. She wrote, spoke and readily understood English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. She was also an accomplished musician.
She accumulated a fortune helping her husband with his business affairs. When she died she left her entire estate, valued at $75,000, to two white men, Lewis Alexander and Joe Alexander, whom she had adopted in the 1870s as infants, and raised as her own.

The Butler Weekly Times August 25, 1904
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Old 11-17-2019, 06:12 PM
 
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During the Battle of Chosin Reservoir of the Korean War, the mortar section of the United States Marine Corps ran out of mortar shells. The radio men of these sections requested for more " Tootsie Rolls " (code for mortar shells) to be supplied via airdrop. When the airdropped crates arrived, they were surprised to find them filled with actual Tootsie Rolls.



The Oregon Boot

Brutal ?Oregon Boot? made our state prison famous | Offbeat Oregon History | #ORhistory

Missouri born stage robber Milt Sharp escaped from a California jail dragging an Oregon Boot for 12 miles before busting it open with a rock. He is the only convict in America to escape and break open an Oregon Boot.




27 Weird History Facts

These 27 Historical Facts Are Just Too Bizarre To Be True.
Too few know about the Chosin Reservoir Campaign. It was one of the Marine Corps finest moments.
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Old 11-22-2019, 06:21 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Tic Tacs were invented in 1970 and the name comes from the sound heard when the little plastic box is opened and closed.




Benjamin Franklin is in the International Swimming Hall of Fame.




The first gold to arrive at Fort Knox was in 1937, and was shipped by mail on a train.





Bank Robbers & Their Cars

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/born-to-die/
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Old 12-01-2019, 05:43 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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The Weekly Intelligencer (Lexington Mo) April 29, 1893

SHE IMITATES A DOG

Alton, Ill., Apr. 25.-- Alton has a curiosity in the nature of a woman affected with hydrophobia to such an extent that she imitates the action of a dog.
The woman is the wife of Richard Isom, colored, and ten years ago was bitten by a dog. She barks at intervals, and before being tied, crawled about on all fours. The authorities are in a dilemma to know what shall be done with her.

(Sounds a bit far-fetched to me)






Frederick Russell Burnham (1861-1947)
He would be a good subject for a movie.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Russell_Burnham
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Old Today, 07:18 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Polly Pry (1857-1938)
This controversial reporter met some interesting characters.

https://history.denverlibrary.org/co...-pry-1857-1938



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polly_Pry
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