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Old 10-22-2016, 12:05 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Back in the 70s my brother and I decided to go to the drive-in with my sister and brother-in-law. We debated about it because storms were predicted that night but we had as much faith in the weatherman back then as we do today, plus my brother was a movie addict and according to him, " The show must go on." We got thru the first movie ok, just a little wind and some thunder in the distance. Things didn't start getting rough until 10 minutes into the second movie. It got real windy and dust was swirling all around and gravel began pinging off the cars, sounded like we were in a hail storm. The guy next to us had his car radio on and told us there were tornado warnings and he drove off. The screen went black and I saw the projectionist racing from the projection booth and heading for the concession stand building which was already swarming with people seeking safety. My brother-in-law said, " We're getting the hell out of here " but by that time the wind was roaring and the rain was coming down hard and fast in a circular motion. The first cars trying to leave out the gate came to a complete stop because visibility was zero and that created a log jam of cars, some were hitting each other. Everyone sat there motionless for 10 minutes and then we were able to drive home. No tornadoes touched down where we were but I think one did damage 20 miles away. If I ever get in a situation like that again I will not attempt to drive when I cannot see, I will just roll up the windows, fasten the seatbelt as tight as I can and just sit there and prepare myself for the ride of my life. I thought about that night this morning and did a little research on the internet to see if any tornadoes ever hit a drive-in, I found one that hit just across the river in Belleville. I don't know if any people were there when it hit but you can see the damage it did to the screen.

Skyview Theater History




Eveready Battery

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



A.E Schmidt Billiard Co.

http://aeschmidtbilliards.com/about-us/our-history/



Thayer Roberts (1902-1968)
Missouri
Actor " This Is Not A Test "


Louise Franklin (1917-1992)
Kansas City,Missouri
Actress " Jungle Man-Eaters "


Edward L Hartman (1911-2003)
St.Louis,Missouri
Producer/Writer My 3 Sons
He was president of the Writer's Guild of America,West 1955-1959


Old Bakeries In St.Louis

About Us / History | Knodel's Bakery

Carondelet Bakery - (314) 638-3519
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Old 10-22-2016, 12:05 PM
 
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1960 was the snowiest year on record for Columbia,Missouri, with 49.4 inches of snow until 1977 when 56 inches fell.

GIANT MUSHROOM

Missouri family finds giant morel mushroom in Washington County | FOX2now.com

Frederick Hazlitt Brennan (1901-1962)
Writer

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



Arnold Wiley (1898-1984)
New Madrid,Missouri
Actor " Veiled Aristocrats "


Anthony Averill (1911-1982)
St.Louis,Missouri
Actor " The Phantom Creeps "


A great ice storm blanketed most of Missouri on December 16-18 of 1924, covering the state with 6 inches of solid ice that took 15 days to melt.
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Old 10-23-2016, 12:05 AM
 
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Recent Missouri Earthquakes

Today's Earthquakes in Missouri, United States



Hal Brazeale (1915-1973)
Branson,Missouri
Actor " Adventures Of Robin Hood "


Grace Wood (1884-1952)
Fort Lyon,Missouri
Actress " Mr.Wong,Detective "


The Missouri Mauler (1931-1996)
St.Joseph,Missouri
Wrestler

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



Grover Ligon (1885-1965)
Kearney,Missouri
Actor " Fatty's Day Off "


The Missouri Tigers have appeared in 31 bowl games including 10 major bowl appearances: 4 Orange Bowls, 3 Cotton Bowls, 2 Sugar Bowls and 1 Fiesta Bowl. Their overall bowl record 15-16.


H.L Kyle (1870-1949)
Missouri
Actor " The Circus "


Old Missouri Prisoner Uniform Worth $$$$

Some Japanese will pay $4,500 for an old Missouri prisoner uniform. Me, I collect Japanese 'boro' | Public Radio International
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Spitball Charlie
Pool Player

Rural Missouri - SEPTEMBER 2003 - Spitball Charlie







Clayton Wisdom " The Missouri Lefty "
Fastest Shooter In The World

Annual shootout competition in Clay County attracts world champions



Chris Parris,of Mexico,Missouri, was the world champion turkey caller in 2000.


Rare Missouri Photos

15 Rare Photos From Missouri That Will Take You Straight To The Past


Jack Dougherty (1895-1938)
Bowling Green,Missouri
Actor " Trail Of The Tiger "


Jack Clark (1925-1988)
St.Joseph,Missouri
Game Show Host

Jack Clark (1925 - 1988) - Find A Grave Memorial


J.Donald Wilson (1904-1984)
Kansas City,Missouri
Writer " The Whistler "
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Henry Hall (1876-1954)
Buchanan Co, Missouri
Actor " The Ape Man "


Mason Lowe
Exeter,Missouri
Champion Bull Rider

World PBR Champion is a Missouri native | FOX2now.com



Henry Effertz (1918-2007)
Lee's Summit,Missouri
Actor " The Snob "


World Champion Mucking Team From Missouri

Missouri S&T women



Henry Sylvester (1881-1961)
Missouri
Actor " Riddle Ranch "


Missouri Wrestling

St. Louis Wrestling Territory



NWA Missouri Heavyweight Championship

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NWA_Mi...t_Championship
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Rex McDonald (1890-1913)
Callaway Co, Missouri
Saddlebred Stallion
(Famous Horse)

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


REX McDONALD, ANOTHER BLACK BEAUTY - Champion Saddlebred Stallion MO



Brandon Cass
Powerlifter

https://www.corenutritionals.com/brandon-cass



Shigeru Akabane " Little Tokyo " (1941-2011)
Midget Wrestler

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


Shigeri "Little Tokoyo" Akabane (1941 - 2011) - Find A Grave Memorial


Jeffrey Williams (1861-1939)
Clark,Missouri
Actor " The Old Fashioned Way "


Jerry Brown (1893-1949)
Missouri
Actress " More Than A Secretary "
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Old 10-25-2016, 12:05 AM
 
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MORE OLD MISSOURI COMPANIES


Simmons Hardware Company 1874
Their motto " If you can't eat it,and it don't pour or fold,it's hardware"

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



The Rival Company

History of The Rival Company – FundingUniverse



Bell Foundries

Saint Louis Bell Foundries



L.M Rumsey Manufacturing Co.
This one was huge

L. M. Rumsey Manufacturing Co. - History | VintageMachinery.org



Western Auto

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



Brauer Brothers Manufacturing Co.
Leather Products

Brauer Brothers Manufacturing Company History and Maker Marks - www.vintagegunleather.com California


Knapp Monarch Steam Irons

Vintage Electric Irons: April 2013
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Old 10-26-2016, 12:05 AM
 
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Friz Freleng (1906-1995)
Kansas City,Missouri
Created Bugs Bunny

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



The Swing-A-Way plant in St.Louis was the last remaining can opener factory in America.

State News: St. Louis kitchen gadgets firm emphasizes quality, service (1/31/05) | Southeast Missourian newspaper, Cape Girardeau, MO



Jim Musick (1910-1992)
Kirksville,Missouri
Actor " Hold 'Em Jail "


Jimmie Dundee (1901-1953)
Missouri
Actor " At War With The Army "


Albert Kletzker (1848-1908)
He was an inventor with a lot of patents. He patented a device for stapling paper.

https://www.google.com/patents/US323939

https://www.google.ch/patents/US370342


https://prezi.com/mvatpbifezbl/the-stapler/

Albert J Kletzker (1848 - 1908) - Find A Grave Memorial








These companies made knives years ago:

Wyeth Company of St.Joseph,Missouri

Shumate Cutlery Corporation of St.Louis,Missouri

Bridge Cutlery Company of St.Louis,Missouri
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Old 10-27-2016, 12:05 AM
 
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The Wallace Pencil Company in St.Louis,Missouri, started manufacturing pencils in 1915, by 1979 they were selling 250 million pencils a year.


A Missouri Time Traveler ?

From the Shadows: An Encounter With A Time Traveler?

(I too am a time traveler, my name is Tony Newman and I recently arrived here from 1968. Where the hell are all the phone booths ?)



John Hancock Hall (1781-1841)
He had the oldest gun patent in the United States.

CPT John Hancock Hall (1781 - 1841) - Find A Grave Memorial



Julie Stevens (1916-1984)
St.Louis,Missouri
Actress " Big Town "


In 1889, while digging a community well in Lebanon,Missouri, tools began sticking to the shovels and it was determined that the well had magnetic properties so they began bottling and selling magnetic water for 5 cents a bottle.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/localozarkian/2084745245



Some Cape Girardeau Soda History

Blog: Coca-Cola Bottling on West Broadway | Southeast Missourian newspaper, Cape Girardeau, MO



Sun Drop Soda 1949
New Haven,Missouri

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



Gast Companies
(They had a finger in every pie)

About Us | Gast Companies



Judy Judd (1918-2010)
Kansas City,Missouri
Actress " Mr. & Mrs. Bridge "


Blizzard of '82
One of the biggest blown weather forecasts in St.Louis history.

FOX Files: The Blizzard of



Interstate Glass Company
Kansas City,Missouri
They bottled Coca Cola in 1902

Interstate Glass Company, Kansas City, Missouri
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Old 10-28-2016, 12:05 AM
 
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The Shoe Pole In Perkins,Missouri

Perkins man explains the mystery of the 'shoe pole' - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff



Jon Kowal (1927-2003)
Missouri
Actor who appeared in many television series during the 60s and 70s.


Blue Ridge Bottling Company

Blue Ridge Bottling Co., ACL's | Collectors Weekly


VINTAGE TOASTERS
There were a number of companies in Missouri that made toasters, such as Toastmaster, Knapp-Monarch, Toastswell and Superlectric which isn't surprising since Missouri is where sliced bread was invented.

Retro Toasters


Vintage Electric Toasters | Books, Cooks, Gadgets and Gardening


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




Joseph Marr (1916-1998)
St.Louis,Missouri
Actor " Ensign Pulver "


Marquis James (1891-1955)
Springfield,Missouri
Journalist, twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

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



Continuing aftershocks from the 1811-1812 New Madrid Earthquake.

Recent Midwest Quakes Called Aftershocks from 1800s
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