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Old 05-20-2016, 07:10 AM
 
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Humm - never heard of the rock band 'Missouri' before. Interesting!
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Old 05-20-2016, 08:31 AM
 
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Howard School in Warrensburg, Missouri (1888-1955) is the second oldest African American school in Missouri that is still standing.


In October of 1812, the St.Charles County Sportsmen held two-day horse races on the "Mamelle Tract" near St.Charles, Missouri.


Kemper Military School (1844-2002) in Boonville, Missouri was the oldest military school west of the Mississippi river. Will Rogers was an alumni.


Marshfield, Missouri has the oldest 4th of July celebration west of the Mississippi river.


In 1904 there were 939 auto licenses issued in St.Louis and there were 298 violations for speeding. The speed limit was 6 miles per hour.

ST LOUIS POLICE VETERAN'S HISTORICAL PHOTOS PATROL SUPPORT of TRAFFIC MOTORCYCLES and POLICE VEHICLES



Missouri School For The Deaf established 1851 in Fulton, Missouri is the oldest residential deaf school west of the Mississippi river.


In 1928 the St.Louis Cardinals were swept in the World Series by the New York Yankees 4-0 but there was another St.Louis baseball team that was World Champions that year.

A team photograph of the St. Louis Stars, World's Champions National Negro League World Series, 1928.


Old General Stores in Missouri

These 16 Charming General Stores in Missouri Will Make You Feel Nostalgic
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Old 05-20-2016, 10:33 PM
 
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Missouri was the first state west of the Mississippi to produce coal commercially in 1840.


Largest unclaimed money payout in US history.

$6.1M Unclaimed Money Payout in Missouri Could Be Largest Ever in*US - Business News - ABC News Radio



The Lost City Hoax

The 1885 Moberly Lost City Hoax - Jason Colavito



ACTORS FROM MISSOURI WHO STARRED IN THE 1960s TV SERIES COMBAT!

Dick Peabody

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


Conlan Carter

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conlan_Carter
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Old 05-21-2016, 03:29 PM
 
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The Maiden's Grave

Lucinda Parker Duncan (1792 - 1863) - Find A Grave Memorial



The Yocum Dollars

The Yocum Silver Dollar



The Spanish Mystery Stone

Spanish Mystery Stone



Chupacabra

Woman claims to have spotted a “Chupacabra” in St. Louis | FOX2now.com
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Old 05-21-2016, 06:37 PM
 
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Fort Bellefontaine (First United States military installation in the Louisiana territory)

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


St. Louis Arsenal

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis_Arsenal


MORE URBAN LEGENDS

Albino Farm

The Tall Tale Of The Albino Farm | Springfield Report


Albino Farm (The movie filmed in Missouri)

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



Molly Crenshaw

https://welkerlots.wordpress.com/201...olly-crenshaw/



The Devil's Chair

Kirksville Devil's Chair | Atlas Obscura
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:52 AM
 
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STEAMBOAT DISASTERS

Steamboat Disasters Part Four



BOY SCOUTS
The first troop to form in Missouri was formed by an Englishman in Sedalia back in 1908-1909.


In 1878 Thomas Edison went to Wyoming to observe an eclipse and on his way back he stopped in St. Louis to attend a science meeting.


LINDA BLAIR

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



OLYMPIC ATHLETES BORN IN MISSOURI



Show me gold! Here are the olympic medalists born in Missouri [GRAPHIC] | KBIA
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Old 05-22-2016, 05:21 PM
 
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A LITTLE ST.LOUIS SHOE HISTORY

In 1899 St.Louis shoe companies sold 7,500,000 pairs of shoes for a total of $18,750,000. In 1913 St.Louis shoe companies sold 27,750,000 pairs of shoes for a total of $70,100,000. There were thirty one shoe plants in the city and thirty plants just outside St.Louis at that time for a total of 61 factories.


RED GOOSE SHOES

The Red Goose Shoe Company of St.Louis, Missouri began selling shoes to pioneer families headed west in 1869. The company's name was originally Gieseke-D'Oench-Hayes, after its founders, but changed the name in the early 1900s. Gieseke is German slang for "goose" so the goose image came naturally. The red color came later when, during the St.Louis World's Fair in 1904, some stock boys painted the goose on the carton red. The head of the company liked the idea and so Red Goose Shoes was trademarked in 1906. The Red Goose Shoe Company was swallowed up by the International Shoe Company in the first half of the 20th century and was dropped by 1953 when International Shoe Company changed its name to Interco and bought out Florsheim shoes. Interco later became a furniture business.


CALERES (Brown Shoe Company)

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


BUSTER BROWN

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



ENDICOTT/JOHNSON

Landmarks Association of St. Louis :: News :: Endicott-Johnson Shoe Distribution Plant Listed in National Register of Historic Places
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Old 05-23-2016, 07:23 PM
 
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TV SHOWS SET IN MISSOURI


Resurrection 2014-2015 Arcadia, Missouri

On Our Own 1994-1995 St.Louis, Missouri

Lucas Tanner 1974-1975 Webster Groves, Missouri

Legend Of Jesse James 1965-1966 Missouri

Switched At Birth 2011 Kansas City, Missouri

Grace Under Fire 1993-1998 Missouri

Work It 2012 St. Louis, Missouri

Making The Grade 1982 St. Louis, Missouri

John Larroquette Show 1993-1996 St. Louis, Missouri

Defiance 2013 St. Louis, Missouri

https://en.wikipedia.org/W*A*L*T*E*R



MOVIES FILMED IN MISSOURI (or parts were filmed)

You're Next 2011 Columbia, Missouri

Paper Moon 1973 St.Joseph, Missouri

Sometimes They Come Back 1991 tv movie Kansas city, Missouri

Adam At 6 A.M 1970 Excelsior Springs, Missouri

Mr. And Mrs. Bridge 1990 Kansas city, Missouri

The Crisis 1916 St. Louis, Missouri

The Abyss 1989 Bonne Terre, Missouri

The Day After 1983 Kansas City, Missouri

Meet Bill 2007 St. Louis, Missouri

Larva 2005 Springfield, Missouri

Apparitional aka Haunting Of Cellblock 11 2013 Jefferson City, Missouri

Absinthe 2012 Lake Of The Ozarks

The Delinquents 1957 Kansas City, Missouri

Ride With The Devil 1999 Sibley, Missouri

Nailbiter 2013 Kansas city, Missouri

Escape From New York 1981 St. Louis, Missouri

Stingray 1978 St. Louis, Missouri

National Lampoon's Vacation 1983 St. Louis, Missouri

Gone Girl 2014 Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Up In The Air 2009 St. Louis, Missouri

The Intruder 1962 Sikeston, Missouri

White Palace 1990 St. Louis, Missouri

Treehouse 2014 Missouri

The Hoodlum Priest 1961 St. Louis, Missouri
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Old 05-23-2016, 10:41 PM
 
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Some interesting stuff about Missouri's early railroad history. Even back in 1836, the year of the Alamo, they were making plans for railroads throughout Missouri but couldn't get investors from back east to kick in the dough.

MISSOURI RAILROAD HISTORY

" The honor of a first railroad belongs to a track five miles in length laid from Richmond to a point on the Missouri River opposite Lexington, some time between 1849-1851. It was made entirely of timber, the rails being of sawed oak and the cross ties of hewed oak, and cost $1,500 per mile. It was operated by horse power. The builder was J.R Allen. History is silent about the financial features of the enterprise, but it deserves to be put on record along with the name of its builder as the beginning of a new system of transportation in the state. A little later a similar road was graded from Independence to the Missouri River, three miles, but the track was never laid."

Encyclopedia of Missouri History: Railroads




THE POST DISPATCH

Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911) purchased the bankrupt St.Louis Dispatch at a public auction and merged it with the St.Louis Evening Post to create the St.Louis Post And Dispatch whose title was soon shortened to its current form: The St.Louis Post Dispatch.
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Old 05-24-2016, 11:38 AM
 
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MISSOURI'S FIRST LIBRARY

On March 19, 1845, Judge John Marshall Clemens (Mark Twain's father), Zachariah Draper, Dr.Hugh Meredith and Sam Cross organized the Hannibal Library Institute. The books were kept in Dr.Meredith's office in a building at the corner of Main and Bird Streets. This was not a free library. Users paid a membership fee that entitled them access to the 425 books. By 1870 the Hannibal Library Institute ceased to function. The first free public library in the state of Missouri opened in Hannibal in December 1889, it contained 3820 books and was located on the 2nd floor of the Park Theatre. It relocated two years later to the former First Christian Church building. A new building was erected for the library in 1901.



Missouri's hottest Halloween occurred October 31, 1950, when most of the state was in the upper 80s to low 90s.

Missouri's coldest Halloween was October 31, 1925, when temperatures plummeted into the teens and low 20s with Chillicothe reporting a bone chilling 6 degrees.



MISSOURI DAY

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



MISSOURI CIVIL WAR MAP OF BATTLES

Missouri Civil War Map of Battles American




DON JOHNSON

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