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Old 05-15-2016, 09:40 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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1849 THE WORST YEAR EVER FOR ST.LOUIS


Cholera

1849 Cholera Epidemic | Distilled History



THE EVENING OF MAY 17




Riverboats Ablaze
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:54 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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THE UNEXPLAINED, URBAN LEGENDS

These are just some of the ones I found, there are plenty more out there. Feel free to add more.


Mystery airship of 1896-1897

This was before air-powered flights. It was sighted in many states and the best description was from a crackpot in Missouri.

Airship Mystery of 1890's


Momo the monster

We had a Bigfoot too.

Momo



Zombie road

It's even spooky looking in the daytime.

Zombie Road



The Ozark Howler

A cat-dog like creature in the woods.

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



The Lemp mansion

Suicidal beer barons haunt this place.

THE LEMP MANSION!



The spooklight

No one could figure out what that is.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spooklight
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Manson, WA
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An interesting aspect of the Great Airship Scare was a rumor that the space ships were the invention of some genius who wasn’t ready to announce his creation to the public. Thomas Edison was widely speculated to be the mind behind the airships and in 1897, to quiet the rumors, he issued a statement denying all responsibility.

Thomas Edison behind the mystery airship(s)? Wow. Interesting "Art Bell-ish" kind of story, aliasfinn.
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Old 05-16-2016, 09:17 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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An interesting aspect of the Great Airship Scare was a rumor that the space ships were the invention of some genius who wasn’t ready to announce his creation to the public. Thomas Edison was widely speculated to be the mind behind the airships and in 1897, to quiet the rumors, he issued a statement denying all responsibility.

Thomas Edison behind the mystery airship(s)? Wow. Interesting "Art Bell-ish" kind of story, aliasfinn.
Funny how once the first sighting hit the newspapers that all of the other ones started popping up around the country. Kind of like the modern day UFO and Bigfoot sightings.
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Old 05-16-2016, 10:44 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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U.S MILITARY SECRETLY SPRAYS ST.LOUISANS WITH ZINC/CADMIUM CHEMICALS

* Revealed: US Army scientists secretly sprayed St Louis with 'radioactive' particles for YEARS to test chemical warfare technology*** :** Information Clearing House: ICH



TIMES BEACH (The worst case of civilian exposure to dioxin in U.S history.

Times Beach, Missouri: Abandoned City Demolished due to Dioxin Exposure - Urban Ghosts Media




WESTLAKE LANDFILL (43,000 tons of radioactive waste and contaminated soil illegally dumped at landfill)

http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2016/01/...lake-landfill/





COLDWATER CREEK

coldwater creek facts




WELDON SPRING

St. Louis What Killed Babies Near Weldon Spring | Al Jazeera America



HERCULANEUM (Lead contamination)

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

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Old 05-17-2016, 10:24 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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MISSOURI TORNADOES (there's been a lot of them)


1871

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1871_St._Louis_tornado



The Hopkins tornado of Nodaway County, Missouri
June 12, 1881 two deaths as four twisters merge into one powerful funnel which is believed to be the first recorded F5 tornado in US history.



June 1, 1878 Ray County, Missouri 13 killed, 70 wounded, 100 buildings damaged or destroyed. $100,000 loss.


1876

Great Cyclone of 1876



1915

1915 Cyclone



April 18, 1880

Marshfield Tornado



1896

The Great Cyclone of 1896 | Distilled History



1925 Tri-State (the grand-daddy of them all) lots of pictures

Tri-State Tornado Facts, History and Information



1959 (photos)

Shocking Photos of the February 1959 Tornado That Tore Through St. Louis - Riverfront Times Slideshows


2011 Joplin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Joplin_tornado

Photos Photo gallery: Looking back at the 2011 Joplin tornado | The Kansas City Star



Someone spent a lot of time putting this one together. It covers almost all of the tornadoes in Missouri from 1950-2015. Move your cursor over any of the little tornado icons to get details on that particular tornado

Tornado History Project: Missouri
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Old 05-17-2016, 11:29 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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On May 25, 1894, writer Jack London (Call Of The Wild) joined up with "General" Charles T Kelley's 1,500 member Industrial army at Hannibal, Missouri as they were headed to Washington, D.C. to petition Congress for unemployment relief. He got tired of being hungry and deserted them and left on his own to Chicago.



THE GREAT AIRSHIP RACE ST.LOUIS 1904

The Brazilian, Alberto Santos Dumont, was favored to win the $100,000 race but quit after some scoundrel slashed the material of his airship with a knife. There had been a guard posted but he conveniently went on a coffee break.

Alberto Santos Dumont



STEAMBOATS THAT SANK IN THE MISSOURI RIVER

Steamboats - Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society



KILLER BEES

The killer bees are coming | BiologyWriter
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Old 05-18-2016, 09:05 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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FAMOUS LITERARY VISITORS




Charles Dickens (A Christmas Carol) came to St.Louis on April 10, 1842 during his tour of the U.S.


Herman Melville (Moby Dick) stopped in St.Louis in the fall of 1840 while he was visiting the Indian mounds.


Washington Irving (Rip Van Winkle, Sleepy Hollow) travelled to St.Louis and then to Independence in the summer of 1832 during his tour of the prairies.



Walt Whitman

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...,5156670&hl=en
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Old 05-19-2016, 01:29 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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The Rockettes started in 1925 in St.Louis and were known as the Missouri Rockettes.


Jack Benny was doing his radio program in St.Joseph Missouri in 1943.
The hotel would not permit Rochester to stay there but changed their mind when Benny told them " If he doesn't stay, I'm not staying."



Writer Nina Wilcox Putnam (The Mummy) stayed in Columbia, Missouri for a few days in 1921 and wasn't too fond of the Boonville Ferry.



Steve McQueen

Missouri's Own: Steve McQueen - MissouriLife.com
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Old 05-19-2016, 08:47 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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I was watching a street sweeper going down the street the other day and I started wondering what they looked like 100 years ago, or if they even had them back then. I found some photos of old street sweepers including the kind that St.Louis used back around 1916. Check out the one at the top with all the chains, bet that one sounded like a tank when it came down the street.

A Clean Sweep in a Dirty Business – Vintage Street Sweepers | The Old Motor




James Franciscus

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




Some 70s rock bands from Missouri.

Missouri

Welcome Two Missouri



Brewer & Shipley

Brewer & Shipley - One Toke Over The Line Lyrics


Ozark Mountain Daredevils

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Jackie Blue Lyrics



Mama's Pride

10 Things You Might Not Know About Mama's Pride | KSHE 95
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