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Old 07-08-2016, 04:15 PM
 
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Missouri's official state exercise is the jumping jack. The jumping jack was invented by Missourian General "Black Jack" Pershing.


Mary Treen (1907-1989)
Actress

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



Meriwether Jeff Thompson (1826-1876)

The "Swamp Fox of Missouri" and his protractor | National Museum of American History
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Old 07-09-2016, 01:00 PM
 
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The first name of St. Charles was " Les Petites Cotes " (Little Hills)


The highest point on the Katy Trail is 955 feet near Bryson,Mo.


Springfield, Missouri is rated the #1 city in the country with the most weather variety, based on temperature variation, precipitation, wind, severe weather. Columbia, Missouri is rated #5.


Kansas City, Missouri is ranked #10 for top hail prone cities.


St. Louis, St. Charles and Farmington are tied for 10th place for cities with the dirtiest air in the U.S.

Kansas City, Missouri is the worst city in the U.S for allergies. St. Louis is ranked 7th worst.

Missouri and South Carolina are the only states that did not adopt the Uniform Criminal Extradition Act. (UCEA)
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:36 AM
 
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Children's TV Show Hosts And Independent Stations


Captain Briney

Wayne L. "Captain Briney" Grisham (1925 - 1999) - Find A Grave Memorial



Whizzo The Clown

Frank Oliver "Whizzo" Wiziarde (1916 - 1987) - Find A Grave Memorial



Mr. Patches

Jack "Mr. Patches the Clown" Miller ( - 1999) - Find A Grave Memorial



Captain 11

Clarence Harry "Captain 11" Fender (1896 - 1995) - Find A Grave Memorial



Tenspot

https://www.flickr.com/photos/neatocoolville/2671152861




Children's Hour & Aunt Norma

https://www.facebook.com/KY3.Childrens.Hour/




Corky's Colorama

Back when TV was in COLOR! *And we LIKED it! - St. Louis



Allen Mae Beller

Alleen Mae "Sally Starr" Beller (1923 - 2013) - Find A Grave Memorial




KCIT-TV 50

KCIT-TV 50, Kansas City, MO: The Little Station That Couldn't



Walker Edmiston

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walker_Edmiston
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Old 07-14-2016, 09:07 AM
 
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1904 Olympics



The 1904 Olympics in St. Louis went from July 1 to November 23 and consisted of 94 events.


The marathon was held in 90 degree weather on a dust-covered road forcing 18 of the 32 competitors to withdraw due to exhaustion. One runner suffered a stomach hemorrhage and nearly died before receiving medical attention. A Cuban runner stopped to snack on some apples from a tree and doubled over from stomach cramps. A South African runner was chased off the course by a pack of wild dogs. The winner spent the last 10 miles in utter agony, he was given eggs, doses of toxic strychnine and even shots of brandy to keep him on his feet. His assistants practically carried him over the finish line with a time of 3 hours, 28 minutes and 53 seconds. After the event many argued that the race was too dangerous and should be abolished.

During that race a runner dropped out due to leg cramps and hitched a car ride back to the stadium but after 10 miles the car broke down, having felt better he decided to finish running the last couple of miles and was the first to cross the finish line. He was hailed by spectators and nearly accepted the gold medal before someone remembered seeing him pass by in a car.

During the boxing competition a fighter named James Bollinger entered under the name of a popular local boxer named Carroll Burton in hopes of influencing the judges, he won his first match but was later disqualified.

The last time golf appeared as an Olympic sport was at the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis.

Tug-Of-War was included as part of the track and field competition.

Out of the nearly 100 sports at the 1904 Olympics, archery was the only event in which women were allowed to compete.

Women got to step into the ring as part of the Olympic boxing card but their bouts were considered display events and no medals were awarded. That was the last time women boxed in the Olympics for 108 years until the competition was revived for the 2012 Olympics in London.
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Old 07-15-2016, 09:35 AM
 
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The first female convict sent to the Missouri State Penitentiary was Amelia Eddy, of St. Louis county in May of 1842. She was given a two year sentence for grand larceny but was pardoned after a couple of days because of the lack of adequate facilities for her.


1904 Olympics

George Poage became the first African-American to win a medal in the Olympics taking home a bronze in the 400 meter hurdles. Frank Pierce became the first Native American to participate in the Olympics.


John Hutchinson
Missouri's last Civil War veteran

Missouri's Last Civil War Veteran
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Old 07-16-2016, 11:43 AM
 
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The Missouri Tiger's football team was named after the " Missouri Tigers " which was an armed guard of citizens in Columbia, Missouri, that formed during the Civil War to protect the town from Bloody Bill Anderson and his marauders.


Episodes of the tv series Route 66 that were filmed in Missouri:

Hey moth, come eat the flame Nov.30, 1962 St.Louis

Where is Chick Lorimar, where has she gone ? Dec.14, 1962 St.Charles

Soda pop and paper flags May 31, 1963 St.Louis




Robert Guillaume
St.Louis

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



Ruth Royce
Versailles, Missouri

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Royce
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Old 07-17-2016, 10:16 AM
 
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Boxers From Missouri

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catego..._from_Missouri



St.Louis is the home of the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame.


On December 20, 1820, Missouri imposed a $1 bachelor tax on all unmarried men between the ages of 21-50.


On February 28, 1847, Colonel Alexander Doniphan and his ragtag Missouri Mounted Volunteers rode to victory at the Battle of Sacramento during the Mexican War.


Michael Cahill 1886-1970
Kansas City, Missouri
Vaudeville actor and circus performer



Fred Kohler 1888-1938
Actor

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



Johnny Kling 1875-1947
Baseball player/Vaudeville performer

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



June Clyde 1909-1987
Actress

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



Lucille McVey 1890-1925
Actress

Lucille McVey (1890 - 1925) - Find A Grave Memorial
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Old 07-18-2016, 10:31 PM
 
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Missouri's first state elections were held on August 28, 1820 and Alexander McNair was elected as Missouri's first Governor.

On September 18, 1820, Missouri's first General Assembly began its first session at the Missouri Hotel in St.Louis.

May 11, 1824, St.Regis Seminary opened in Florissant. It was the first Roman Catholic institution established in the country for the higher education for Native Americans.

St.Louis is connected to the East Coast by telegraph on December 20, 1847.


Braille is first introduced in the Western Hemisphere at the Missouri School For The Blind in 1859.


February 9, 1839, The Geyer Act, the foundation of Missouri's public school system is approved.


The First State Hospital opens in Fulton, Missouri in 1851.
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Old 07-19-2016, 11:57 AM
 
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In 1870, M.Lemma Barkeloo became the first woman lawyer in Missouri.


Volunteers for the Spanish-American War began arriving in St.Louis on May 4, 1898.


Monsanto Company founded in St. Louis on November 29, 1901.



I saw this story on Unsolved Mysteries yesterday and since I never heard of it before I decided to see what I could find about it on the internet.

Pearl Curran And Her Ghostwriter:

Ghostwriter and Ghost: The Strange Case of Pearl Curran & Patience Worth | The Public Domain Review


THE MYSTERY OF PATIENCE WORTH!


Patience Worth Poems
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Old 07-20-2016, 11:12 AM
 
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Ashley's Hundred

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_...in_Fur_Company



Here are a few of the big names that were part of Ashley's Hundred:

Hugh Glass

“Go False Man" - True West Magazine

A Difficult Man to Kill - Hugh Glass



Jedediah Smith

On the Trail of Jedediah Smith - True West Magazine



Jim Beckwourth

James Beckwourth - True West Magazine



Kit Carson

Kit Carson Dime Novel Hero - True West Magazine



John C Fremont

A Pathfinder



Jim Bridger

Following Mountain Man Jim Bridger - True West Magazine

You Tell 'em Jim! - True West Magazine



" Broken Hand " Fitzpatrick

Following Thomas "Broken Hand" Fitzpatrick - True West Magazine
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