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Old 06-18-2016, 08:49 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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BEER CAN COLLECTING


One of the first beer can collecting clubs in the United States formed in St.Louis around 1970. It was called "Beer Can Collectors Of America." By the mid 70s the collecting craze was in full swing and we were part of it. My brother along with our friends and I would go out every day to landfills or hotel dumpsters looking for cans to add to our collections. We built wooden shelves in our basements and it didn't take long to fill them up with beer cans. One of our favorite spots to find the old cans was down in Bridgeton just off St.Charles Rock Road about a mile or two from the river. There was a road that veered off behind a landfill that they had closed with a gate but you could still walk around it. The road was hard to see after that because of all the tall weeds that grew up through it but you could still see chunks of asphalt. Someone told me that the road was called Old St.Charles Rock Road and that it had closed down around 1940. There were old cans and bottles scattered all along on both sides of it hidden in the weeds. Most of the cans were the can opener type but we did find two cone tops. When we got home with them we would clean them up by soaking them in a bucket of oxalic acid that we bought from one of the beer can shops that sold old beer cans. There were a few tricks to do to remove dents from the cans, if the can was strong enough we would put a lady finger firecracker in it and blow the dent out but you couldn't do that with the fragile cans or you wouldn't have any can left. Another way to remove dents was to fill the can with water and place it in a plastic baggie and put it in the freezer and wait for the water to turn to ice and expand until it forces out the dent. We had to quit doing it that way because the old man didn't like seeing rusty cans next to his frozen waffles. We ended up with close to two thousand cans before we lost interest and ended up selling them all one summer.

Collecting Beer Cans.
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:31 AM
 
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Old Time Missouri Born Actors.


Loretta Weaver 1911-2007
Minnie Pearl and Harpo Marx got the idea for their characters from Loretta's relatives who were also entertainers.

Loretta Weaver Torbett (1911 - 2007) - Find A Grave Memorial



William Garwood 1884-1950

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



Jack Winn 1886-1940
b.Springfield,Missouri
Appeared in the movie "Blood And Sand"


Del Boone 1894-1960
b.Springfield,Missouri
She appeared in the movie "The Honey Bee"


Virginia Hunter 1920-2012
b.Springfield,Missouri
Appeared in 3 Stooges shorts.


Irving Bacon 1893-1965
b.St.Joseph,Missouri

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



Francis Thomas Sullivan 1908-1975
b.St.Louis,Missouri

Frank Sully (1908 - 1975) - Find A Grave Memorial



George Overton O'Dell 1870-1951
b.Kansas City,Missouri

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



William Wallace Reid 1891-1923
b.St.Louis,Missouri

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



Otto Fries 1887-1938
b.St.Louis,Missouri

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



Alice Kelley 1932-2012
b.Springfield,Missouri


Pauline Milan 1911-1965
b.Springfield,Missouri


Ethel Wallace 1888-1956
b.Springfield,Missouri


Frank "Cicero" Weaver 1891-1967
b.Ozark,Missouri
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:58 AM
 
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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


According to Vicki Lawrence the town "Raytown" on her TV show "Mama's Family" was based on Raytown, Missouri.


other facts about Missouri...

Kansas City's WHB radio was America's first full time rock & roll top 40 radio station playing the music 24 hours a day everyday.

KMOX is St. Louis is one of the very few radio stations in America ( WCCO in the Twin Cities is another one ) that can make the claim that they can reach reach coast to coast.

This one can be debatable I guess but a few years ago I did see a post on Facebook from a girl in Kansas City who claimed that she has America's oldest pet rat..a female named "Marie" who was at the time at age 8 !! Pet rats usually don't make it to 3 and wild rats ( the ones you would see in trash dumpsters ) even less...but 8 ?? The girl even had papers from Petco to verify the age. She asked the others in the group if they knew of another rat that was older and nobody did answer the question. Maybe that girl had something there however I would imagine that "Marie" the rat has since passed.

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Old 06-19-2016, 10:25 AM
 
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According to Vicki Lawrence the town "Raytown" on her TV show "Mama's Family" was based on Raytown, Missouri.


other facts about Missouri...

Kansas City's WHB radio was America's first full time rock & roll top 40 radio station playing the music 24 hours a day everyday.

KMOX is St. Louis is one of the very few radio stations in America ( WCCO in the Twin Cities is another one ) that can make the claim that they can reach reach coast to coast.

This one can be debatable I guess but a few years ago I did see a post on Facebook from a girl in Kansas City who claimed that she has America's oldest pet rat..a female named "Marie" who was at the time at age 8 !! Pet rats usually don't make it to 3 and wild rats ( the ones you would see in trash dumpsters ) even less...but 8 ?? The girl even had papers from Petco to verify the age. She asked the others in the group if they knew of another rat that was older and nobody did answer the question. Maybe that girl had something there however I would imagine that "Marie" the rat has since passed.
That rat might have been a record, I just checked Guinness and they say the oldest was 7 years and 4 months before it croaked.
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:17 PM
 
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Deadliest Fire In St.Louis History March 9, 1914

100 years ago: The deadliest fire St. Louis has seen | Metro | stltoday.com



1904 World's Fair Trivia

Fun and fascinating Fairfacts from the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair




NEWSPAPER CLIPPING

Circus Train Wreck November 3, 1887 St.Louis, Missouri

The John Robinson Circus train was wrecked at the Union Station this evening killing two men and freeing a pair of lions, a tiger, a leopard and a hyena. The excitement was intense but the animals, being more scared than the people, were easily captured. The lions had jumped out of their damaged cage, circled the train wreck twice and then hid underneath a boxcar with only their tails visible. The tiger made a bee-line for the baggage room and took refuge behind some trunks. The hyena ducked behind a freight car and howled. The leopard ran around for a few minutes and knocked a couple of men over and then jumped back into his wrecked cage.
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Old 06-19-2016, 11:37 PM
 
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STRANGE TALES



The Strange, Strange Tale Of The U.S.S. Inaugural.

The Strange, Strange Tale of the U.S.S. Inaugural | Feature | St. Louis News and Events | Riverfront Times



The Ste.Genevieve Creature Of 1877

11 unusual tales of terror from historical newspapers | The British Newspaper Archive Blog



James Lumley's UFO (an 1865 Missouri newspaper tells the tale of mountain man's UFO encounter in Montana.


UFO, UFO Sighting, The James Lumley Case, UFO News of Another Time | <b><i><a href="http://www.educatinghumanity.com">Educating Humanity</a></i></b>
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:36 AM
 
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On July 31, 1935, The Cincinnati Reds lost to the St.Louis Cardinals in the first ever extra inning night game.

On April 18, 1950, The St.Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 in the first opening day night game in the National League which was played in St.Louis.


FIRST TELEPHONES IN ST.LOUIS

On April 19, 1878, George Freeland Durant opened the first telephone exchange in St.Louis in the Third National Bank Building at 417 Olive. Influential judge and financier, George Madill was the first of the original 12 subscribers to the St.Louis Telephonic Exchange. He agreed to become a subscriber if Durant could sign up other law firms. A subscription cost $300 for 3 years. By 1880 there were over 600 telephones in use.


Jesse James Last Train Robbery

On September 7, 1881, Jesse James carried out his last train robbery on the Chicago & Alton Railroad. Finding the express safe empty they had to resort to robbing the passengers.



The Very First Prank Phone Call

Angry over the results of his last train robbery, Jesse James called Allan Pinkerton of The Pinkerton Detective Agency on September 8, 1881. This is how the phone conversation went:

Jesse " Can I speak to Allan Pinkerton?"

Pinkerton " This is he "

Jesse " This is Jesse James, eat poop and die "


(I made up that last one, but it could have happened)
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Old 06-20-2016, 07:56 PM
 
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Dustin and Austin Stanton of Columbia,Missouri have the largest Free-Range egg operation in the United States. They currently raise 20,000 chickens and sell roughly 42,000 eggs a week.


Missouri ranked 4th in the nation in turkey production, raising 17.5 million turkeys, producing a total of 575 million pounds, with a production value of $415 million.


The Secret History Of The St.Louis Post Office

The Secret History of the St. Louis Post Office and Its Amazing Pneumatic Tube | News Blog | St. Louis News and Events | Riverfront Times



Garbage Trucks

There is a video here of rare 1949-1950 garbage trucks in St.Louis.

Classic Refuse Trucks NEWS



Urban Legends

Aunt Eternity's Curse

The Equadome (St.Charles)

Carrico Road (The Bubbleheads)
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Old 06-21-2016, 09:00 AM
 
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The scoreboard at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City,Missouri was the first to transmit instant replay.


During the Civil War the St.Louis Arsenal held more than 60,000 guns and 1.5 million cartridges. There was a tunnel by the Mississippi River that led directly underneath the main building.


Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium has hosted more NCAA Final Four Championships than any other venue in the country.


In 1894 St.Louis had an ambulance streetcar that was able to reach all 16 infirmaries in the city.


Keevil's Giant Hat

Spotlight: Before 'big box,' St. Louis had a giant hat store | Joe's St. Louis | stltoday.com



Buddy Holly appeared at Kiel Auditorium in St.Louis April 15, 1958 and on April 19 in Kansas City,Missouri.
While he and his band were having lunch in St.Louis someone stole his favorite guitar,a Fender Stratocaster out of their station wagon. I did an internet search on musicians who had their instruments swiped while they were in St.Louis and found an impressive list. I bet St.Louis holds the record.




The Unexplained


1978 Elsberry cattle mutilations

The Gray Lady Of Columbia college.
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Old 06-21-2016, 06:58 PM
 
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There are 225 auto manufacturing establishments in Missouri.


In 2009, The Kansas City International Airport reported the highest number of wildlife strikes of any U.S airport, some 57 per 100,000.


Legend has it that St.Louis was founded on Valentine's Day 1764.

Upon returning to Fort Chartres following his first visit to the present site of St.Louis, Pierre Laclede said:

" I Have Found A Situation Where I Am Going To Form A Settlement Which Might Become, hereafter, One Of The Finest Cities In America--So Many Advantages Are Embraced In Its Site, By Its Locality And Central Position, For Forming Settlements."




Ralph Leroy Nafzige 1887-1965
b. Kansas City, Missouri
He started a baking company in the basement of a Christian church in Kansas City. It expanded and merged with several companies and would eventually become Hostess.


Jerry Capehart 1928-1998 (co-wrote "Summertime Blues" with Eddie Cochran)
b. Goodman, Missouri

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

Summertime Blues

Summertime Blues by Eddie Cochran Songfacts
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