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Old 09-10-2017, 06:56 AM
 
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A few years ago when I was looking up gunfights in the old west I came across a link titled " The Bullet That Killed Wild Bill Hickok Is Buried In St. Louis." This immediately grabbed my attention because I knew Hickok was killed and buried in South Dakota so I clicked on the link and that's how I learned about this guy. He sure had an interesting life.

Captain William Massie 1829-1910

https://truewestmagazine.com/the-bal...led-wild-bill/



History of Capt. William Rodney Massie | steamboats.org



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The Man Who Killed Jesse James

Bob Ford

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The Man Who Killed The Man Who Killed Jesse James

Edward O'Kelley

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The Man Who Killed The Man Who Killed The Man Who Killed Jesse James

Joe Burnett

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Even though these killings took place in different states, they were all Missourians.



Do you have any Strange But True history stories ? I still have a bunch I will add in the future.
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:32 PM
 
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The man who was killed when an eagle mistook his bald head for a rock and dropped a tortoise on it.

Aeschylus

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





Thomas Jefferson's nephews got mad at one of their slaves and murdered him and then had the body dismembered, and hid in a chimney. Then the Great New Madrid earthquake crumbled the chimney and revealed their crime.

Slave George

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





For three years in a row, 1916,1917,1918 Cordell Kansas was hit by a tornado on May 20.
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:07 AM
 
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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.
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Old 09-11-2017, 05:02 PM
 
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Bizarre Coincidences

25 Bizarre Coincidences Throughout History





Strange But True History

The History Place - Strange but True!






13 Weird Historical Facts

13 weird historical facts | History Extra
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:24 AM
 
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Strange Facts About History

Strange Facts About History : I Love Weird Facts Story & Experience






The Lost Troopers Beaufort SC

http://www.strangehistory.org






Dirty Dave Rudabaugh 1854-1886

One of the Worst


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



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He was a cattle rustler and one of the meanest gunmen to roam the west. It is said that he was the only man Billy The Kid feared. There's no telling how many men he killed during his lifetime. His end came in 1886 in a Mexican saloon after a card game. Someone had been cheating, probably him, and pistols were drawn and fired. He killed two Mexicans and wounded another and then left the saloon hoping to escape but discovered his horse was no where in sight. He should have just stolen another one but the fool went back to the saloon to bellyache about his stolen horse. They had enough of him so they killed him and cut off his head, and then treated the head like a Jack O Lantern as they paraded up and down the street with it for a few days.
Folks were always lopping off heads in the old days, Blackbeard, Joaquin Murrieta, Bloody Bill Anderson.
For many years Murrieta's noggin would show up at a carnival sideshow or county fair in a big jar filled with whiskey. No one knows whatever happened to it. It's probably in some granny's cellar next to the preserves and pickled crow gizzards.
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:45 PM
 
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Obscure Historical Events

10 Obscure Historical Events That Would Make Amazing Movies - Listverse










Cannonball In Courthouse Column

Community: The cannonball bounces: Battle relic remains in courthouse column (9/4/11) | Southeast Missourian newspaper, Cape Girardeau, MO
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:09 AM
 
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Strange Facts About History

Strange Facts About History : I Love Weird Facts Story & Experience






The Lost Troopers Beaufort SC

http://www.strangehistory.org






Dirty Dave Rudabaugh 1854-1886

One of the Worst


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



https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...&GRid=32121274


He was a cattle rustler and one of the meanest gunmen to roam the west. It is said that he was the only man Billy The Kid feared. There's no telling how many men he killed during his lifetime. His end came in 1886 in a Mexican saloon after a card game. Someone had been cheating, probably him, and pistols were drawn and fired. He killed two Mexicans and wounded another and then left the saloon hoping to escape but discovered his horse was no where in sight. He should have just stolen another one but the fool went back to the saloon to bellyache about his stolen horse. They had enough of him so they killed him and cut off his head, and then treated the head like a Jack O Lantern as they paraded up and down the street with it for a few days.
Folks were always lopping off heads in the old days, Blackbeard, Joaquin Murrieta, Bloody Bill Anderson.
For many years Murrieta's noggin would show up at a carnival sideshow or county fair in a big jar filled with whiskey. No one knows whatever happened to it. It's probably in some granny's cellar next to the preserves and pickled crow gizzards.
I had heard Murietta's head ended up on display in a museum in San Francisco and was destroyed in the fire.
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:13 AM
 
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I had heard Murietta's head ended up on display in a museum in San Francisco and was destroyed in the fire.
The fire of 1906 ?
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:22 AM
 
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A Fleet Captured By Cavalry

The entire Dutch fleet, ice-bound in the Zuyder Zee, was captured by the French Hussars under Pichegru who galloped across the frozen sea. The Dutch ships were powerful but were immovable and became easy prey to a charge of cavalry. The result was that the government of the Netherlands collapsed, and Holland was forcibly allied to France in 1795.




Chang And Eng Bunker

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang_and_Eng_Bunker
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:27 AM
 
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The Castle of Stetten in Hohenlohe Germany has been inhabited by the Stetten family for over 800 years.




Franz Kessler 1580-1650

He was a landscape painter and inventor who built a wooden diving bell with windows so he could paint underwater scenes.

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





On August 12, 1866, Wild Bill Hickok umpired a baseball game in Kansas City and wore his pistols while behind home plate.



Kansas City Exposition Fair

Jesse James attended the fair but couldn't stay long.

https://www.kclibrary.org/blog/kc-un...fair-1872-pt-2





Roy Gardner 1884-1940

He was the King of the Escape Artists in the 1920s and a one-man crime wave.

Roy Gardner - The Last American Outlaw
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