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Old 04-18-2016, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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Yeah, I think a lot of us are on so many sites that we just pick up a bit of this here and that there and we come to expect it. Any one of us could just go google away and find this stuff, but I have really enjoyed some of these. I loved the one on Geronimo - the history is fascinating.
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Old 04-18-2016, 06:45 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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The longest river in the United States is the Missouri river at 2,540 miles.
It has claimed nearly 400 steamboats, one of which was the Arabia.
The Arabia sank near Kansas City in 1856 after hitting a snag, the only casualty was a mule who was tied to some equipment. The steamboat was discovered again in 1988 and a 30,000 square-foot museum was built 3 years later. The company who did the excavation and opened the museum claim to have the largest single collection of pre-Civil War artifacts in the world.

Arabia's Story Arabia Steamboat Museum – Kansas City




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabia_(steamboat)
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Old 04-19-2016, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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The longest river in the United States is the Missouri river at 2,540 miles.
It has claimed nearly 400 steamboats, one of which was the Arabia.
The Arabia sank near Kansas City in 1856 after hitting a snag, the only casualty was a mule who was tied to some equipment. The steamboat was discovered again in 1988 and a 30,000 square-foot museum was built 3 years later. The company who did the excavation and opened the museum claim to have the largest single collection of pre-Civil War artifacts in the world.

This is what I'm talking about. I can attest to the fact that the Missouri River is one great river! My wife and son and I drove over from Kellogg, ID, to Thompson Falls, MT. North of Thompson Falls the Clark River begins its run down the vast Rocky Mountains and slowly points eastward, where it eventually joins another river to become the Missouri River. And I'll tell you, that Clark River flows hard in the spring. An incredible volume of water running through Thompson Falls. And that river is joined with another one to form the Missouri River. Wow!

Thanks for posting the above, aliasfinn!
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Old 04-21-2016, 01:32 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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The first automobile accident in Kansas City was in 1901 at 11th and locust streets and involved the first two automobiles in Kansas City which were owned by Dr.A.H. Cordier and Herbert Walpole. They were playing chicken.



While in high school, actor Nick Adams was offered a playing position in minor league baseball with the St.Louis Cardinals but was not interested in the low pay.




Thomas W.Benoist (1874-1917)
B. Irondale,Missouri
Aviator and aircraft manufacturer.
He formed the world's first aircraft parts distribution company and operated the world's first scheduled airline. He died when he cracked his noggin against a telephone pole while hopping off a streetcar. His companies died the next year.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_W._Benoist
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Old 04-21-2016, 09:09 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Howard R. Hughes Sr. (1869-1924)
B. Lancaster,Missouri
Founder of the Hughes tool company and father of Howard Hughes the tycoon.



Phillips screws were named after this guy.

Henry Frank Phillips (1889-1958)
B. Bolivar, Polk County, Missouri

Henry Frank Phillips (1889 - 1958) - Find A Grave Memorial




Flathead screws may have been named after this guy.

Frankenstein's Monster - TV Tropes
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Old 04-23-2016, 12:46 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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The Great Flood Of 1844

The biggest flood ever recorded on the Missouri River and upper Mississippi in terms of discharge.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Flood_of_1844




George Washington Carver (1860s-1943)
Diamond,Missouri
He was made a member of the Royal Society of Arts in England in 1916.
Was featured on postage stamps.
Depicted on a commemorative half-dollar.
Had a Liberty ship named after him and a nuclear submarine named after him.



William Preston Hall (1864-1932)
Schuyler County, Missouri
Called "Horse King of the World"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Preston_Hall
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Old 04-23-2016, 10:00 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Missouri has over 123,000 miles of public roads. The very first road was made in the early 1700s and called the "Three Notch Road" in Mine La Motte and Ste.Genevieve. It started out just a horse trail through the woods and was marked by 3 notches into trees along the route.



Phoebe Couzins (1842-1913)
St.Louis,Missouri
She was a lawyer and the first female U.S Marshal in the United States.

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




Tom Bass (1859-1934)
Columbia,Missouri
Horse trainer and one of the founders of the American Royal Horse Show.
He won over 2000 blue ribbons and performed in front of five U.S presidents.

Tom Bass (1859 - 1934) - Find A Grave Memorial
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Old 04-24-2016, 11:40 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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When the founder of Walmart,Sam Walton was in 8th grade in Shelbina,Missouri he became the youngest Eagle Scout in state's history.


Charles Leiper Grigg (1868-1940)
Price's Ranch,Missouri
He invented 7 UP. There was an urban legend that he was an albino and that the red dot on the bottles represented his eyes.

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




Steve and Cassie Gaines of the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd were born in Seneca, Missouri.




The first known use of peanut butter was in 1890 by an unknown St.Louis physician who sold a "peanut paste" to people with bad teeth. C.H Sumner introduced peanut butter to the world at the 1904 St.Louis World's Fair.
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:11 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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David Atchison (1807-1886)
President for a day

The 24-Hour President - History in the Headlines




Longest manhunt in Missouri History
John David Brown 1984

Massive Manhunt Ends in Motel Missouri Fugitive Caught in Ada | News OK




Madame C.J Walker (1867-1919)
African American entrepreneur, first female self-made millionaire in U.S.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madame_C._J._Walker




Rose O'Neill (1874-1944)
Artist,writer,sculptor. Her illustrations were used to create the Kewpie dolls.

Rose O



The first telephone call by a driver using a mobile phone was on June 17, 1946 in St.Louis, Missouri. The phone weighed close to 80 pounds.
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Old 04-25-2016, 11:28 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Railroads


In Missouri there are approximately 4,400 miles of main track, 2,500 miles of yard track and about 7000 public and private crossings. At the present time 19 different railroads operate in the state of Missouri. In 1937 the first diesel locomotives made their appearance on Missouri Pacific tracks.

St.Louis Union Station was once the world's largest and busiest train station. At it's height it serviced 22 railroads, the most of any single terminal in the world. It's trainshed was the largest roof span in the world. Can you imagine the number of bindlestiffs that must have hung out down there?

http://www.stlouisunionstation.com/history/





St.Louis was going to be the starting point for the Transcontinental Railroad until this happened;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gascon...train_disaster
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