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Old 10-01-2017, 05:34 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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The Dark Day
May 19, 1780

What caused the mystery of the Dark Day? - BBC News



Remembering New England







Matt Suter
Holds record for being thrown the farthest from a tornado and lived to tell about it.

Tornado Throws Man Four Football Fields - ABC News


Man Vs. Nature: Unbelievable Survival Stories | Greeningz
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Old 10-01-2017, 06:09 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Beautiful Jim Key
World's smartest horse

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


Beautiful Jim Key: The Lost History of the World's Smartest Horse - ilovehorses.net






The Piazza Della Signoria, a square in Florence, Italy, was condemned never to grow grass because it was once the home of a traitor. The sentence is still observed 600 years later.



Valentine Tapley (1829-1910)
He refused to shave if Lincoln was elected.

Valentine Tapley's Promise to Never Shave Again If Lincoln Was Elected


https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...GRid=111807853
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Old 10-01-2017, 04:38 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Eko and Iko (The Muse brothers)
In the old days kids would run away from home to join the circus, these two didn't have to, they were kidnapped and put in one.

https://www.washingtonian.com/2016/1...us-performers/





The Wild Men Of Borneo
More circus performers

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





Ota Benga
Another victim

Ota Benga's Short, Tragic Life As A Human Zoo Exhibit
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Old 10-02-2017, 06:27 AM
 
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Emperor Norton (1818-1880)

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






George Parrott (?-1881)
Outlaw made into a pair of shoes

https://www.wyohistory.org/encyclope...-frontier-tale



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





James Bartley
Swallowed by a whale.
I don't know about this one, sounds kind of fishy to me.

Swallowed by a Whale
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Old 10-02-2017, 07:03 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Gigantopithecus
Largest apes that ever lived

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...s-greens-study





Carl C Magee (1872-1946)
Known for inventing the parking meter, among other things.

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


https://www.citylab.com/transportati...ng-meter/1594/




Teapot Dome Scandal

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teapot_Dome_scandal
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:19 AM
 
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Sam Hildebrand (1836-1872)
There was Bloody Bill Anderson, there was Bushwhacker Bill Wilson (the Josey Wales character) and then there was Sam Hildebrand, who created more corpses than the other two combined. He was a legend in southeast Missouri. The cave that he would hide in is a tourist attraction.

http://dailyjournalonline.com/sam-hi...9bb2963f4.html



STORY



https://truewestmagazine.com/what-is...ebrands-story/



https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...r&GRid=8623112



The James Gang knew who he was.

Ste. Genevieve, Missouri Bank Robbery
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Old 10-03-2017, 05:45 AM
 
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The only time the guillotine was ever used in North America was on August 24, 1889, in Saint-Pierre (an island near Newfoundland) when Joseph Neel had his head chopped off for killing a Mr. Coupard on December 30, 1888.




John Chapman (1774-1845)
Johnny Appleseed

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





Hitler's Nephew

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willia...Stuart-Houston
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Old 10-03-2017, 06:17 AM
 
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The World's First Cartoon 1908

Watch the World’s First Animated Cartoon – Flavorwire





Nellie Cashman (1845-1925)
Angel of the mining camps

https://truewestmagazine.com/angel-of-the-mining-camps





10 Crazy Characters Of The Old West

https://listverse.com/2014/06/11/10-...the-wild-west/
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Old 10-03-2017, 07:13 AM
 
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Arkansas Accidents





1965 Silo Fire

Survivor recalls 1965 Titan II missile silo fire that killed 53





1980 Missile Explosion

https://www.apnews.com/d04d5bae685e4d4ba34b9f63c9a2eea5



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1980_D...sile_explosion
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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The Overland Trail was the most frequently used path to the west in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War. It began in Leavenworth Kansas and terminated in San Francisco. The first large resting place for travelers was Fort Kearney in Nebraska and 35 miles west of that post was a stream called Plum Creek. At the point where the road passed alongside the creek, there was a very large flat stone with writing carved into it.
It read:

"Daniel Boone
1816
Turn stone over for valuable information."

There are at least a half dozen different sources which provide accounts of the pioneers being unable to resist finding that valuable information. They describe how first a dozen men tried to turn it over, then a dozen men plus a mule, and finally unhooking their wagon teams, arranging a complicated series of straps, and pulling the stone over that way.

The bottom of the stone read:

"Daniel Boone
1816
Turn stone over for valuable information."
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