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Old 09-14-2016, 09:10 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Vote For A Dead Guy


Missourians Elect Another Dead Man to Office

May 22, 2009

In April, voters in Winfield, Missouri, elected Harry Stonebraker to a fourth term as mayor. He won an overwhelming victory, taking 90 percent of the vote. He had also been dead for about a month.

Stonebraker died on March 11, but still got 205 of the 231 votes cast. The county clerk was quoted as saying she wasn't at all surprised, because the mayor had been very popular. "He seemed to get even more popular after he died," she said.
No doubt! Finally, he could do no harm. Quite frankly, I personally think "expired" politicians are preferable to most still with us.
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Old 09-14-2016, 10:03 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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No doubt! Finally, he could do no harm. Quite frankly, I personally think "expired" politicians are preferable to most still with us.
Missourians aren't the only ones that feel that way.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...te-being-dead/


I noticed a number of dogs and cats have also won elections. I guess if there was a rule somewhere that the candidate has to be human a lot of politicians would not be eligible.
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Old 09-14-2016, 11:02 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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The lowest point in Missouri is at 230 feet where the Saint Francis River borders Arkansas.


The Missouri Democratic Party holds the distinction of being the oldest political party in the United States established west of the Mississippi River.


L.V Jefferson (1873-1959)
Carthage, Missouri
Screenwriter, Rin Tin Tin and other western films.


William Henry Hamby (1913-1992)
Wright County, Missouri
Writer, " The Galloping Kid " 1922



John R O'Fallon (1791-1865)

Col John R. O'Fallon (1791 - 1865) - Find A Grave Memorial


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_O%27Fallon



St.Louis Eagles
First NHL team in Missouri

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis_Eagles
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Old 09-15-2016, 09:53 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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^ I suppose no one knows.

Wikipedia says,

What a loss for St. Louis. The theme park of Disneyland was first, and if this project had fallen through then that would've probably meant that Disney World would've been in St. Louis instead of Orlando.

Having a Disney World in St. Louis... Could you just imagine all of the development that would have came with it? The entire Midwest would have benefited.

If one were to argue about how good the Busch family really was for St. Louis; the (possible) insulting of Walt Disney would haunt them. Having THE Walt Disney World would have been far better for the city than ever having Anheuser-Busch.

I still wonder as to why he didn't consider KC.
That would have been something if they built a Disney World in St. Louis. I agree with you about Busch.
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Old 09-15-2016, 11:05 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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On October 17, 1904, Silas J. Coyne flew his kite at an altitude of 3,751 feet at the world's fair kite flying contest in St.Louis.


Mark Twain met H.G. Wells at a luncheon in New York on April 8, 1906.



Fictional Characters From Missouri

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catego..._from_Missouri


Virginia Minor (1824-1894)
Women's suffrage activist

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



Korla Pandit (John Roland Redd) 1921-1998)
First African-American TV star




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



Korla Pandit (1921 - 1998) - Find A Grave Memorial
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Old 09-16-2016, 11:05 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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From 1820-1844, Missouri had 6 governors, 4 state senators and 14 congressmen.


In the 1850s, a man in Kansas City named William "Windwagon" Thomas, invented a wind wagon which was outfitted with a canvas sail and powered only by wind. His plan was to start a company using wind wagons to transport freight and passengers down the Santa Fe Trail but it never materialized.


Cave House In Festus

There




George Creel (1876-1953)
Lafayette county,Missouri
Actor/Writer, " The Heart Of A Cowboy " 1909



Stanner Edward Varley Taylor (1877-1948)
St.Louis,Missouri
Writer/Director

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanner_E.V._Taylor
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Old 09-17-2016, 11:05 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Oldest Ice Age Cave

The Oldest Ice Age Cave - MissouriLife.com



Marvel Cave

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



In 2015 there were 25,337 active and resident lawyers in Missouri.



Tyler Wright
World's Largest Afro




#WeekendDigest: Tyler Wright wins Guinness World Record for Largest Afro! What of Denrele Edun? - Nigerian Tribune:Nigeria' Most Informative Newspaper



Violet Wilkey (1903-1976)
St.Louis,Missouri
Actress, " Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm " 1917


Kansas DeForrest (1913-1990)
Missouri
Actress, " Bride Of Frankenstein "
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Old 09-18-2016, 11:05 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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The world's longest river race is 340 miles down the Missouri river in Missouri.



In 2011 there were approximately 20,000 stray dogs running the streets of St.Louis and across the river in East St.Louis.



7 Year old becomes Guinness record holder

Kennett,Missouri

Seven Year Old Becomes Guinness World Record Holder - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff



Edwin Milton Royle (1862-1942)
Lexington,Missouri
Writer, " The Squaw Man "



The Greatest Show On Turf
I still get amazed when I read about the offensive records these guys set.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Greatest_Show_on_Turf
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Old 09-19-2016, 11:05 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Joyce Kirk, of St.Joseph,Missouri, has a cat named Iggy who weighs 46 pounds and has a waistline of 33 inches.


Alice Wilson (1887-1944)
O'Fallon, Missouri
Actress, " The Willow Tree "
She was married to Tod Browning who directed the movies Dracula and Freaks.



Lonnie McDonald
Kansas City,Missouri
Guinness record holder for the Joust machine game.

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Nils Olas Nelson (1844-1922)
Industrialist.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N._O._Nelson




Old Fire Hydrants


American Foundry and Mfg. Co
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Old 09-20-2016, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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Joyce Kirk, of St.Joseph,Missouri, has a cat named Iggy who weighs 46 pounds and has a waistline of 33 inches.


And a real case of...diabetes, perhaps?
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