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Old 08-18-2016, 11:02 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Yeah. The link that I posted even mentions that it is more like an Appalachian forest instead of an Ozark forest despite the fact that it is in Missouri. I don't know if it is the slightly additional rainfall or the type of soil or what. The terrain there is very very steep, but it isn't at very high elevation. (800ft).
I once saw a documentary where these guys were in a forest in South America and they were showing these small group of trees that only grew in the one spot. There was about 7 or 8 of them in a 30 yard area and that was the only place in the world you could find them. They were saying because of the amount of rain that is blocked by the bigger trees and the small amount of sun that shines thru there is the reason those trees are there.
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Old 08-18-2016, 07:47 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Mr. Kid Bars died in 2013 at the age of 41. He was the oldest horse in Missouri.



A Boston terrier pup named Mickey disappeared from his owner's back yard in Kansas City,Missouri.
Four years later in 2007, his owners got a call from an animal shelter 1,100 miles away in Billings,Montana saying that he had been found and identified with the help of a microchip. The dog no longer knew his name and his teeth bore signs of wear and tear but he was in good health.




Quentin The Miracle Dog
Survived gas chamber at the dog pound.
The first time I heard about this I thought about Steve McQueen's quote in the movie Papillon, " I'm still here, you bastards! "

State News: Euthanasia-surviving 'miracle dog' enjoying spotlight, national (8/9/03) | Southeast Missourian newspaper, Cape Girardeau, MO


“Quentin” the Miracle Dog retires | FOX2now.com




George Ward Nichols
He created the legend of Wild Bill Hickok.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Ward_Nichols
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:55 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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SEA DISASTERS


Gene Aldrich (1919-1973)
Sikeston, Missouri
WWII life-raft survivor

Local News: Sikeston man's World War II life-raft ordeal told in a new film (2/6/15) | Southeast Missourian newspaper, Cape Girardeau, MO


Gene Aldrich (1919 - 1973) - Find A Grave Memorial





Carlos F Hurd (1877-1950)
First to report on the Titanic.

The Sinking of the Titanic: A St. Louis Connection




The Lusitania
This is from an eyewitness account of a survivor who was in the saloon of the Lusitania when it was torpedoed.
Friday,May 7, 1915, nine minutes past two, a German torpedo ripped a hole about 40 feet by 15 feet into the starboard side of the ship. Since there were no drills or specific instructions for the passengers they began to panic and desperately hunt for life jackets and boats. Alfred Vanderbilt was seen holding a purple leather jewelry case and giving his life jacket to a woman while helping children find safety. One amiable Missourian, who seems to have spent the whole voyage playing poker and quaffing beer, stepped up to the bar when most of the others fled and ordered another bottle, saying to the bartender, " Let's die game, anyway." The bartender replied, " You go to hell," and ran. The Missourian finished his beer.

There were 9 Missourians on the Lusitania and 6 of them died. I tried to see if I could find the name of the Missourian at the bar but could only find these names:
William Michelhill
Theodore Naish and his wife Belle
Douglas Hertz
Frank B Tesson

John H Ferguson (It might have been this guy)

Historic Joplin » 2012 » July



Albert Clay Bilicke (1861-1915)
This guy got off the Lusitania but the lifeboat he was in with his wife and other passengers overturned, his wife and passengers managed to turn the boat back over and get inside but Albert was never seen again. I was able to find some info about him. His father opened the Hotel Cosmopolitan in Tombstone, Arizona, in the 1880s. A man threatened his father and Albert shot and killed the offender. Albert and his father were friends of Wyatt Earp and Albert testified on Earp's behalf after the Gunfight at the OK Corral saying that he saw Tom McClaury with a gun in his pocket. Albert eventually got into the real estate market and invested in a lot of property in Kansas City, Missouri, where his holdings were worth over $ 1,500,00.
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Old 08-20-2016, 12:13 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Ben Hardaway (1895-1957)
Belton, Missouri
He was the voice of Woody Woodpecker

Ben "Bugs" Hardaway (1895 - 1957) - Find A Grave Memorial




Lorin Raker (1891-1959)
Joplin, Missouri
Actor "Gang War"



James Blaine (1897-1948)
Kansas City, Missouri
Actor "The Oregon Trail"


Ashley Buck (1906-1980)
Missouri
Actor "Stardust"


Anthony Nace (1904-1964)
St.Louis, Missouri
Actor "Sunset Trail"


Barbara Fritchie (1908-1989)
Kansas city, Missouri
Actress "Thunder Mountain"
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Old 08-20-2016, 10:48 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Frank Buckles (1901-2011)
Bethany, Missouri
America's last WWI veteran





Frank Woodruff Buckles (1901 - 2011) - Find A Grave Memorial




Robert Barney (1919-2012)
Bernie, Missouri
Stalag Luft III was the German prison camp where the "Great Escape" took place on the night of March 24, 1944. Robert Barney escaped a few weeks later. He must have just been placed in there because the commandant removed all the Americans prior to the famous mass escape.

About us, SDPOW.org


LTC Robert E. Barney (1919 - 2012) - Find A Grave Memorial




Bigfoot Sounds Recorded

Missourian Captures Audio of 'Sasquatch Screams' - Cryptozoology News



Charles Cane (1899-1973)
St.Louis, Missouri
Actor "Revenge Of the creature"
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Old 08-21-2016, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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Bigfoot Sounds Recorded

Missourian Captures Audio of 'Sasquatch Screams' - Cryptozoology News


Sounds creepy-close to the Big Guy, actually. Someone should videotape one in the wild - except it needs to be conclusive video of one of them, not a fuzzy, hard-ta-decipher video recording.
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:58 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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The Battle Of St. Louis (May 26, 1780)

https://allthingsliberty.com/2014/02...e-of-st-louis/



Charles Miller
Sewing machine patent 1852

http://americanhistory.si.edu/collec...t/nmah_1070425









Emerson Electric

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



Wagner Electric

The History of Wagner Electric | The Wellston Loop



William Pawley (1905-1952)
Kansas city, Missouri
Actor "The Grapes Of Wrath"
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Old 08-21-2016, 06:39 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Dr.Orval J. Cunningham and his 900 ton steel ball for oxygen therapy.

O2.0 - hyperbaric oxygen therapy news: Hello, Cleveland: HBOT Gets The Plain Deal




Lasar Typewriter Company

Antique Typewriter Collector & Other Interesting Things



Burroughs Adding Machine Company

Burroughs Adding Machine Co. - History



The Vending Machine

https://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/cool...-machine/10188



James Lewis Dalton (1866-1926)
Businessman

History of Computers and Computing, Mechanical calculators, 20th century, Dalton
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:37 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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The TNT Story

The TNT Story: The Story



Citizen Saint

Masked community superhero 'Citizen Saint' aims to keep crime off the streets - SFGate



Fire Tornado

Video shows a grass fire spawn a 'fire tornado' in Missouri | Daily Mail Online



Raymond Allen 1929-
Kansas City, Missouri
Actor, he played Aunt Esther's husband Woodrow on Sanford and Son.
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:46 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Caverns Under Golf Course

Sinkhole Opens Up To Massive Caves Underground In Missouri



Thornton Grimsley (1798-1861)
He was a saddlemaker who did more work for the government than any other saddler. He was instrumental in the creation of Lafayette Park.

Thornton Grimsley (1798 - 1861) - Find A Grave Memorial



History Of St.Louis Taxi Cabs

History | Laclede Cab


History of St. Louis County Cab and Yellow Cab Taxi Service




Malleable Iron Range Company

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mallea..._Range_Company
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