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Old 05-05-2016, 05:54 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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John D Rockefeller was in Missouri in 1908 during the trial of Standard Oil vs The United States which took place in a Missouri federal court.

David Rockefeller Smith, a cousin of John D Rockefeller, died in Warrensburg, Missouri, on September 4, 1911 at the age of 81.

Winston Churchill in Fulton Missouri

Winston Churchill's Missouri connection - Chicago Tribune


Jim Bowie in Madrid Missouri

https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbo45


Albert Einstein came to Weston Missouri...or at least his brain did.

The Tragic Story of How Einstein’s Brain Was Stolen and Wasn’t Even Special – Phenomena: Only Human


Famous flyers that were in Missouri

Eddie Rickenbacker

https://www.flickr.com/photos/auburn...ry/3019833294/


Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart


Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh Timeline
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Old 05-05-2016, 09:25 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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In 1909, Jim Thorpe came to St.Louis on Thanksgiving Day to watch his old team the Carlisle Indians scalp St.Louis University 32-0.


Horace Greeley (Go West Young Man) stopped in St.Joseph Missouri in May of 1859 during his trip out west.


Clayton Moore (The Lone Ranger) signed autographs at the Overland Dairy in St.Louis in 1980. You can see the video on youtube. He was wearing sunglasses because he was not permitted to wear the mask.


Granville Woods (Inventor)

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



King Baggot (Actor)

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



Anne Schaefer (Actress)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Schaefer
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Old 05-06-2016, 10:38 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Missouri is the 21st largest state (land and water) 69,704.31 square miles.

Missouri is ranked 18th in terms of population (2015 estimates) 6,083,672

Missouri's largest lizard is the Broadhead Skink (can get over 10 inches)

Missouri's largest frog is the North American bullfrog (can get over 8 inches long from snout to butt)

Missouri's longest snake is the Bullsnake (can get over 6 feet long)


Time out for some Missouri humor;

Avoiding Missouri Rednecks


Missouri - Uncyclopedia - Wikia
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Old 05-06-2016, 11:33 AM
 
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Missouri's largest lizard is the Broadhead Skink (can get over 10 inches)


Ever seen one, aliasfinn?
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Old 05-06-2016, 11:40 AM
 
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Missouri's largest lizard is the Broadhead Skink (can get over 10 inches)


Ever seen one, aliasfinn?
I don't think I've seen any lizards that big in Missouri.
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Old 05-06-2016, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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I know, that's pretty big!
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Old 05-07-2016, 12:00 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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CANDY


In 1928, the largest candy company in the United States was the National Candy Company in St. Louis founded by Vincent Price's father. Here is a picture of what the building looks like.

https://nextstl.com/2015/09/south-ci...rage-facility/



Cherry Mash Candy

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



Switzers

http://www.switzercandy.com/about/our-story



Mavrakos

Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company



Russell Stover

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Stover_Candies
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Old 05-07-2016, 09:37 PM
 
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The Hubble telescope was named after Dr. Edwin Powell Hubble who was born in Marshfield Missouri in 1889.


The only facility in the US that produces dynamite is Dyno Nobel located in Carthage Missouri.


Mastodon Historic Site

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastod..._Historic_Site



AMUSEMENT PARKS

Fairyland Park

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



Westlake Park

Westlake Park



Electric Park

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electr...k,_Kansas_City



Silver Dollar City

Silver Dollar City Attractions | Silver Dollar City



Chain Of Rocks

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chain_of_Rocks_Park
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Old 05-08-2016, 11:42 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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I got these from my Ripley's Believe It Or Not books.


A cannonball that hit the old courthouse in Lexington Missouri during a Civil War battle in 1861 is still embedded in one of its columns.

William McPherson of 3024 Flora Avenue in Kansas City Missouri reads with the tip of his tongue after losing his arms and eyesight in a dynamite accident while mining.

The public library in Trenton Missouri was built with $50,000 donated by Jewett Norris who while living in that county as a young man had earned exactly that amount.

Samuel S Laws (1824-1921) Invented the stock ticker and held doctorates in theology,science,law and medicine and served as president of two Missouri universities, Westminster College and the University of Missouri.

C.G Wilson of St.Joseph Missouri can hit a target behind him with a crossbow by looking at its reflection in his diamond ring.

George Hamilton aged 71 of Luray Missouri has never been to a dentist or had a toothache and still has perfect teeth.

Judge John B Helm of Hannibal Missouri was the son of a judge, the grandson of a judge and the great grandson of a judge.

Isaiah Sellers is buried in St.Louis Missouri. He was the steamboat captain who first used the nom de plume "Mark Twain" which was adopted by the writer Samuel Clemens to show his admiration for Sellers.
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