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Old 06-15-2020, 05:30 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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St. Louis Republic April 24, 1901 Pg7


MYSTERY OF THE WOMAN IN BLACK


Residents of Gaty avenue, between Tenth and Thirteenth streets, are greatly excited over the mysterious actions of an aged woman, who, robed in black, and carrying two waxed candles before her, which are sometimes lighted and sometimes not, has been worrying the children of the neighborhood. Many children have been frightened to the point of hysterics.

The mysterious woman, who is called the "black witch," has grabbed several children, and, after looking them squarely in the face for several moments, has released them. The authorities have not been able to apprehend her.

The first seen of the "black witch" was ten days ago. Two children of Mr. and Mrs. J. Schwartz of Eleventh and Gaty avenue, while playing near their home shortly before 9 p.m., were suddenly confronted by the mysterious woman in black, who grasped them and leered into their faces. The children screamed with terror and the woman released them and disappeared as suddenly as she came.

The woman was heard from next in the neighborhood of Eighth street and Ohio avenue. There, two children of Robert Woenter were frightened by her. No more was heard from the woman until Saturday night.

Children in the vicinity of Twelfth street and Gaty avenue saw her approaching them and screamed. She disappeared until Monday night, when she again visited the neighborhood of where she was first seen. This time the candles were burning brightly for several moments, then they were suddenly extinguished. The woman suddenly vanished.

Tuesday night over a dozen men watched for the "black witch," but she did not make her appearance.

It is believed by some that the "black witch" is a kidnapper.
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Old 07-02-2020, 12:34 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Fair Play (Ste. Genevieve) February 3, 1894 Pg3


John Rider, of Dutchtown, near Cape Girardeau, was out hunting last Monday night, and while looking up a tree for a raccoon, an owl flew down, striking him in the eye with its claw, tearing out the eyeball and carrying it away. Rider is now doing very well, but suffering a great deal from the shock.




Weekly Intelligencer (Lexington, Mo) September 8, 1894

LARGEST IN THE WORLD

St. Louis, Sept 4--- The new Union Station of St. Louis, opened to the traveling public for the first time yesterday, is the largest in the world.
The station proper, or head house, and the midway, between it and the train shed itself, occupy an area of 497, 092 square feet, or eleven and one tenth acres.
The yards just south of the train shed, between it and the power house, contain 465,970 square feet, making a total area for the Union Station itself, exclusive of all main track approaches of 963,062 square feet, or twenty acres.




On November 16, 1906, wasps drove the congregation from a church in New London, Mo.




American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11729298/
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Old 08-19-2020, 09:11 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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SHAWK & McLANAHAN

A Would-Be- St. Louis Revolver Company

An interesting video about a rare pistol made in St. Louis right before the Civil War.

https://www.forgottenweapons.com/sha...olver-company/








William Blatty, who wrote the " Exorcist," was a roommate of Charles Bidwill, brother of Bill Bidwill, owner of the football Cardinals.

https://www.stltoday.com/news/archiv...d4f7a7713.html
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Old 09-05-2020, 08:15 AM
 
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Smiley Burnette (1911-1967)
Grew up in Ravenwood, Missouri
Played the engineer on Petticoat Junction

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







Actor George Gobel started his career as a country music singer on WLS radio and later on KMOX in St. Louis.






The Lone Grave Of Susan Haile


https://www.adamshistory.org/index.p...id=2&ltemid=42
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