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Old 05-08-2016, 06:26 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Weird Missouri



Here Are The 13 Weirdest Places You Can Possibly Go In Missouri




Natural Disaster video

VIDEO: Missouri's Strange History of Extreme Natural Disasters from Aerial America: Missouri | Smithsonian Channel
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Old 05-08-2016, 09:21 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Wild Bill Hickok umpires baseball game in Kansas City Missouri in 1866 wearing his guns. He also attended the Exposition Fair in 1872.

Know Your KC History: Strange Goings on at Exposition Fair, 1872 pt. 2 | Kansas City Public Library




A civil war battle almost breaks out during baseball game in St.Louis in 1861.

The Pioneer Baseball Era in St. Louis and the Civil War - This Game Of Games
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Old 05-09-2016, 05:48 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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In 1876 the St.Louis Brown Stockings join the new National League. They finished 45-19. Here are the results of a few of their games and what was going on in other parts of the country.

June 24, 1876, The Brown Stockings beat the Philadelphia Athletics in St.Louis 8-3. The next day, 1200 miles away, the Sioux and Cheyenne beat Custer's 7th by an estimated score of 268-31 at the Little Big horn.

July 4, 1876, The Brown Stockings lost to the Boston Red Caps 4-3 as the country celebrated the centennial.


August 2, 1876, The Brown Stockings beat the Cincinnati Red Stockings in Cincinnati 19-3. The next day Wild Bill Hickok is shot dead 1200 miles away in Deadwood,South Dakota.


September 7, 1876, The Brown Stockings beat the New York Mutuals in New York 4-3. The next day the James and Younger gang get shot to pieces 1200 miles away in Northfield, Minnesota.


More on the 1876 Brown Stockings.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1876_S...ockings_season
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Old 05-10-2016, 07:58 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Missouri born Marlin Perkins went to the Himalayas with Sir Edmund Hillary to search for the legendary Yeti in 1960.


In 1950 the real-life Smokey Bear stayed overnight at the St.Louis Zoo during a fuel-stop as he was being flown to Washington D.C.



Early flights in Missouri (strange looking planes)

HOLBROOK, DECHENNE AIRPLANE, MONETT & JOPLIN, MISSOURI HISTORY



Some old time autos built in St.Louis, one by a 14 year old boy.

History of American Automobile 1861-1929 Chapter 7



The Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia Missouri opened in 1901 as a one mile horse racing track. The first auto races were held in 1914.
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Old 05-10-2016, 03:54 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Sports



The Missouri record for the most points scored in a high school football game is 155 when Owensville beat St.James 80-75 in 2011.


Joe Namath was drafted by the St.Louis football Cardinals in the 1965 NFL draft in the first round with the 12th overall pick and the New York Jets in the 1965 AFL draft in the first round who had the first overall pick. The Jets signed him to a $427,000 contract which was the highest contract ever in pro football history at that time.



Silver King (1st sidearm pitcher in the major leagues)

Silver King - BR Bullpen



Cal Hubbard (member of 3 major sports halls of fame)

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




Hale Irwin (golfer)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hale_Irwin
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Old 05-10-2016, 07:56 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Missourians



Gen.John Henry Parker "Gatling Gun Parker" (1866-1942)
Sedalia, Missouri
He was the only soldier to be awarded the Distinguished Service Cross 4 times in WWI.


Sylvia Browne (psychic)

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



Sally Rand (burlesque dancer)

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



Mort Walker (cartoonist)

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



Sally Benson (1897-1972)
St. Louis
American screenwriter "Meet Me In St.Louis"




Fred Lasswell (cartoonist)

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



Lottie Briscoe (actress)

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



Lee Falk (writer,director,producer)

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



Lucia Pamela (1904-2002)
St.Louis
She was featured in Ripley's Believe It Or Not for memorizing 10,000 songs. She was the mother of Georgia Frontiere, owner of the Rams.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucia_Pamela
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Old 05-11-2016, 09:47 AM
 
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On June 20, 1965, Johnny Carson was in St. Louis at the Kiel Opera House along with Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr and Frank Sinatra. It was the only time those three were captured on camera in a live performance.


Will B Johnstone (writer)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_B._Johnstone




T.S Eliot (poet,playwright)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._S._Eliot



These are what Missouri schools looked like 100 years ago.

14 Rare Vintage Photos Of Missouri Schools



Caves in Missouri

10 Great Underground Places In Missouri
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Old 05-12-2016, 08:30 AM
 
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George Hearst (1820-1891)
Sullivan Missouri
He was a gold and silver prospector and a California senator. He along with Bat Masterson, Doc Holliday and Diamond Jim Brady were involved in the longest running poker game in history at the Birdcage Theatre in Tombstone Arizona. It was 24 hours a day that lasted eight years, five months and three days from 1881 to 1889. He was the father of William Randolph Hearst.


Motorcycle racing in the early 1900s. They raced on a wooden track.

http://goodsparkgarage.com/st-louis-...k-motorcycles/
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Old 05-12-2016, 04:39 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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The oldest buildings in Kansas City.

Two of them are on Westport Road and were built in 1850.

Boone's Trading Post, once owned by the Grandson of Daniel Boone.

Chouteau-Bridger Building, once owned by mountain man Jim Bridger.




The 2nd oldest theatre in Missouri is Lander's Theatre in Springfield Missouri. It was built in 1909 and featured such Vaudeville performers as Lon Chaney, Fanny Brice, George Cohan and John Phiip Sousa.




The Muny " The nation's oldest and largest outdoor musical theatre "

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



Don Carter ( In 1970 he was voted the greatest bowler of all time )
b. St.Louis
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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I took a look at the 'Weird Missouri' link and they had video of UFO's over Kansas City, MO. Looked like fixed lights in formation moving across the sky. Interesting.
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