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Old 03-22-2019, 08:02 AM
 
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Riverside Racetrack
A lot of info on this site

https://www.riversidemissourihistory.com/1920-1929
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Old 04-01-2019, 08:36 AM
 
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Carrie Nation In St. Louis 1901

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/7551..._postdispatch/





Taney County Republican October 30, 1902 Pg 2

HAS A WORLD-WIDE FAME

R.J. Gatling and wife, 3650 Lindell boulevard, St. Louis, celebrated the forty-eight anniversary of their wedding. Mr. Gatling invented the celebrated gun.





Poisoned By Lead, Veteran Runs Naked In Boarding House While Barking Like A Dog 1896

Civil War Blog » Poisoned By Lead, Veteran Runs Naked in Boarding House, 1896
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Old 04-20-2019, 11:06 AM
 
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Story Of The Bayou Belle

Lost Tables: Bayou Belle


I would have liked to see them hauling it down the Rock Road.







Taney County Republican June 19, 1902 Pg 2

BROTHER SAYS WRONG PLACE

After Mark Twain had unveiled a memorial tablet at 634 South Broadway, St. Louis, the supposed birthplace of Eugene Field, Boswell Field, brother of Eugene, states that Eugene was not born there, but in a house on Collins street.
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Old 05-04-2019, 05:33 PM
 
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St. Joseph Gazette May 4, 1891

BITTEN BY A TARANTULA

Carthage, Mo., May 3--William Perry was bitten by a tarantula last night, which was secreted in a bunch of bananas. As he was selling them he felt a sharp sting and saw the varmint hanging on his finger. He ran to a doctor and had it attended to, and hopes to avoid fatal effects. Perry is a fat man, a local sport, and was for years an engineer on the Frisco railway.





San Francisco Call October 27, 1902

FOOTBALL PLAYER KILLED

Staunton, Ill., Oct 26---Edward Schmidt, right tackle on the local football team, was injured in a game today with a St. Louis team. He died within ten minutes.
The first half was almost completed when Schmidt complained of a pain in his head. A physician was summoned hurriedly, but Schmidt died just as he arrived.
After Schmidt died, the Staunton team, led by their captain, marched to the ends of the field, pulled up the goal posts and burned them. On changing their clothes they added their sweaters and football suits to the fire and announced that there would be no more football games in Staunton.




Melody Patterson (1949-2015)
Actress who played " Wrangler Jane " on F-Troop.
She lived in Missouri.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melody_Patterson
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:18 AM
 
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Kansas City Journal April 15, 1899 Pg2

HOUDINI PUZZLED THEM

Houdini, " the man of shackles," gave an exhibition of removing handcuffs and shackles last night at the Orpheum. Captain Mahady, of the local Pinkerton agency, handcuffed the magician on the stage with a pair of regulation double-locked handcuffs. He sealed the keyholes with postage stamps and Detective Sparks marked the stamps with a pencil. In one minute and 45 seconds after entering his cabinet, Houdini reappeared holding the handcuffs, interlocked, and with the seals undisturbed.
They were the same handcuffs, Captain Mahady said, that Jack Kennedy wore after his arrest for robbing the Missouri Pacific train at Macomb.





Richard Brown Gans (1819-1905)
Famous telescope maker

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...ard-brown-gans





Crazy Man In Town 1894

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/1195...ld_newsleader/





Cape Girardeau Democrat March 7, 1891

WANTED TO BE A FREAK

George Schlichter, of Kansas City, ate ground glass in hopes of becoming a glass-eating freak. The doctors had hard work to save him.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:48 PM
 
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Steve McQueen's Boyhood Home

https://medium.com/@jeremylr/how-ste...l-de8b50340574
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:27 AM
 
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The News Boy (Scott County) February 23, 1895 Pg2

FOUND A POT OF GOLD

While splitting wood near his boathouse in St. Louis, a man known as " Driftwood Pete " made a lucky stroke with the ax. He was pounding away at a hollow log, when his ax struck something metallic. On examination an iron pot was discovered, and on opening it $400 in gold coins was found. Where the tree came from will probably never be known. It had been felled somewhere up the river, and drifted along with the current to yield its treasure to " Driftwood Pete."





Iron County Register February 5, 1903 Pg2

TO EXHIBIT JESSE JAMES' HOUSE

A company is being organized in St. Joseph to move the historic house in which Jesse James was killed to St. Louis for exhibition during the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. The house will be floated down the river so as to move it without demolishing it.

(Too bad it never happened, that would have been quite an achievement in 1904)





Weekly Graphic (Kirksville) November 6, 1880

Joplin, Mo., has the monstrosity in the shape of a man 25 years old with a head weighing as much as his body.

(I wish they had a picture of him)





1905 Maryville Missouri Circus Tent Disaster

https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=...-txlN--------1
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Old 06-22-2019, 02:47 PM
 
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Scott County Kicker (Benton Missouri) April 26, 1902 Pg2

DIED FROM A MAN'S BITE

Martin Tobin is dead at a hospital in Kansas City, the result of a bite on the finger by John McVoy on the night of March 12.





Huge Quake May Wreck St. Louis

https://www.kansas.com/news/nation-w...223049475.html






Potosi Journal October 5, 1921 Pg2

$5,000 Pearl Found Near Poplar Bluff

Poplar Bluff, mo.---The biggest pearl ever found in this section has been discovered by Frank E Adams, a professional pearler of this city. The pearl, thought to be a perfect specimen, was found in a mussel shell a few days ago near the Missouri Pacific bridge, four miles north of Poplar bluff.
The gem weighed 35 1/2 grains and is valued at $5,000. So valuable was the pearl thought to be before expert inspection was made that Adams traded the gem to F.M. Starks for six lots in the Grand avenue residential district, with a small some of money " to boot."
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Old 06-25-2019, 07:47 AM
 
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Taney County Republican December 21, 1905

Shelby county is the only county in Missouri without a representative in the penitentiary. It has no boys in the reform school and no girls in the industrial school, and the county jail is empty. It has been without saloons or billiard halls for eighteen years and the criminal cost last year amounted to $203.




Weekly Graphic (Adair County) August 19, 1881

An 18 foot snake, with two legs, has been seen about 3 miles below Hannibal. It lives in the rain rocks among the bluffs, and is visible when it goes down to the river to drink. This is not a bad snake story.




Taney County Republican January 4, 1906

John Jaeger, one of the best known men in Newton county, celebrated the incoming new year by blowing his head off with a shotgun.





Iron County Register March 19, 1914 Pg2

SLEEPWALKER SLEW FRIEND

Alton, Mo.---On the plea that he is a somnambulist, and that he did not know what he had done until he was awakened, Lee Cousins, a ranchman, was acquitted in the Oregon county circuit court here of the murder of Will Hilton.
Cousins at his trial maintained he had been dreaming a burglar was in the room and was not aware he had shot Hilton until he was awakened by McWilliams. His wife testified he was subject to spells of walking in his sleep.

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/1185...ins_case_1914/



https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...44/lee-cousins
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Old 06-26-2019, 07:15 AM
 
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Missouri has an insect called the "Hanging Thief."

MObugs: Hanging Thief






Black Dog (1780-1848)
Born in what is now St. Louis
This 7 foot 300 pound Osage Indian and his band were quite busy.

Black Dog - Osage | www.American-Tribes.com



https://kansasmediocrity.wordpress.c...g-the-builder/
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