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Old 03-12-2009, 01:16 AM
 
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i was born & raised in MO! not famous, just thought i'd let ya know LOL
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:02 PM
 
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They forgot one. Ed Asner was born in KC, Missouri.
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:38 PM
 
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I notice that Missouri tends to claim a lot of folks that weren't actually born in the state - Daniel Boone jumped out at me. What's up with that? I don't see how they make the list if not born in MO.

Boone was born in Pennsylvania but lived in MO. He wasn't "from" MO
Someone could be born in Pennsylvania and lived their whole life elsewhere. I wouldn't think that would make them "from" Pennsylvania, only born there.

He lived for at least 20 years in Missouri and he died in Missouri. His son, Daniel Morgan Boone, liked Missouri, and Daniel Boone followed his son to Missouri. He died at his son's home in Missouri. What is now Kelly's Westport Inn in Kansas City is one of the oldest buildings in Kansas City and Albert Gallatin Boone, one of Daniel Boone's grandsons, once operated a general store in that building.

Kelly's Westport Inn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3b/Kellys_Westport_Inn_Kansas_City_MO.jpg/250px-Kellys_Westport_Inn_Kan (broken link)

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Old 03-17-2009, 03:43 PM
 
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I wasn't born in Missouri, but I consider myself "from" Missouri - it's where my heart truly is. So it's valid to claim someone like Daniel Boone.

Glad to see they got Robert Heinlein in there - many lists of Missourians omit him. Several of his stories/books are also set in Missouri.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:21 PM
 
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U.S. Grant was from Ohio, not Missouri. I guess they list any famous person who has ever lived in Missouri.
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:26 AM
 
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Default The title of the page is "Famous People Born in Missouri or Living in Missouri"

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U.S. Grant was from Ohio, not Missouri. I guess they list any famous person who has ever lived in Missouri.
The title of the page is "Famous People Born in Missouri or Living in Missouri"
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:32 PM
 
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The title of the page is "Famous People Born in Missouri or Living in Missouri"
Ok well he wasn't born in Missouri and he certainly isn't currently living in Missouri, so why is he on the list?
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:00 PM
 
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Ok well he wasn't born in Missouri and he certainly isn't currently living in Missouri, so why is he on the list?


So you was never at Grant's farm? or Grant's Village?
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Old 03-25-2009, 05:41 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Francis Blair, Elijah Lovejoy, Harry Truman, George Washington Carver, Langston Hughes, John Goodman, Mark Twain, Jesse James, (Tina Turner is not originally from Missouri), Chuck Berry, Stan Musial, Brad Pitt, John Hartford, Emmy Lou Harris, Larry Hughes, Rodger Riney, the list goes on...
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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So you was never at Grant's farm? or Grant's Village?
I know he lived here one time for a short period but this thread is for people from or currently living in Missouri. Seeing that US Grant is from Ohio and his body is in New York, I'd say he doesn't qualify.
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