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Old 11-15-2016, 02:44 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Harry Truman was the first president to deal with UFOs.

Brave man.
Not only with the Roswell incident but also with this one;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1952_W...._UFO_incident
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Old 11-15-2016, 11:05 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Missouri generates over 12 million tons of solid waste each year. Most of this waste is going to landfills, but 40 percent of generated waste is recycled.


BENJAMIN AIR RIFLE

Walter R. Benjamin of St.Louis,Missouri, introduced the first Benjamin air rifle in 1882. These " Benjamin Pump " guns were manufactured by the Wissler Instrument Company of St.Louis under a U.S. patent that had been issued to Benjamin. The Benjamin Air Rifle Company was formed in 1902 when Walter R. Benjamin purchased the patent rights from the defunct St.Louis Air Rifle Company. The Benjamin company was acquired by Crosman in 1992.



AMERICAN ARITHMOMETER COMPANY

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americ...ometer_Company



Lawrence Green (1917-1984)
Milan,Missouri
Actor " The Jerk "


Michael Granger (1923-1981)
Kansas City,Missouri
Actor " The Big Heat "


Cecil Cunningham (1888-1959)
St.Louis,Missouri
Actress " The Awful Truth "
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Old 11-16-2016, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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Not only with the Roswell incident but also with this one;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1952_W...._UFO_incident


This was a good read - I faintly remember Washington, DC, getting a UFO "attack" during anyone's Presidency, much less Harry Truman's Presidency. I noticed that 1947 was pretty much the year that UFO activity started heating up. There were the "Mount Rainier silver discs" noted from a commercial airplane flight in 1947 and, of course, the Roswell incident occurred around the 4th of July in 1947.
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Old 11-16-2016, 04:00 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Not only with the Roswell incident but also with this one;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1952_W...._UFO_incident


This was a good read - I faintly remember Washington, DC, getting a UFO "attack" during anyone's Presidency, much less Harry Truman's Presidency. I noticed that 1947 was pretty much the year that UFO activity started heating up. There were the "Mount Rainier silver discs" noted from a commercial airplane flight in 1947 and, of course, the Roswell incident occurred around the 4th of July in 1947.
While telling reporters there were no such thing as UFOs he was busy appointing people to find out what they were.
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Old 11-16-2016, 05:43 PM
 
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While telling reporters there were no such thing as UFOs he was busy appointing people to find out what they were.

What does that tell us, then? Little green people were making their...inroads in to and on to the earth around the mid-20th Century...allegedly.
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Old 11-16-2016, 11:05 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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ST.Louis In WWII

After the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese in 1941, St.Louisans began preparing for an attack in the area by sending soldiers to protect local military and munitions installations. St.Louis police were employed to protect bridges, while workers at military factories were checked to protect against sabotage. Other security measures included the interrogation or arrest of German, Italian, and Japanese persons, including naturalized citizens. Several Japanese restaurants were closed and at the Bridespur Hunt Club in Huntleigh, Missouri, the manager (a Japanese man who had lived in the United States since 1904) was arrested. St.Louis labor leaders boycotted products made by the Axis powers and burned Japanese products in bonfires. Several high-profile arrests were made by the FBI including a pastor in Chesterfield,Missouri, who was accused of sedition for condemning lynchings and openly opposing the playing of the Star Spangled Banner in church. In spite of its distance from the coasts, city leaders appropriated $50,000 for area defense, including $4,500 to light the MacArthur Bridge. Call-in radio shows were cancelled and weather forecasts were censored. Civil defense preparations both in the city and county moved slowly, but on March 7, 1942, the city held its first blackout. The local branch of the federal Office of Civil Defense enrolled 5,300 air raid wardens, 2,400 volunteer firefighters, and 3,000 volunteer police officers by April 1942. City building inspectors selected 200 sites as air raid shelters, enough to house 40,000 people, and local schools began preparing students for attack. The city and region also were protected by anti-aircraft guns, but mistakingly fired on civilian aircraft multiple times during the war. St.Louis industry had already begun preparing for war in 1940, in October of that year, a $14 million order for high explosives led to the construction of the Atlas Powder Company factory in Weldon Springs,Missouri. The largest war industry plant was the U.S. Cartridge-owned ammunition factory at Goodfellow in North St.Louis, which at its peak employed more than 35,000 St.Louisans and produced more than one billion rounds of ammunition a year. Monsanto converted entirely to war production, producing chemicals used in the making of TNT, chlorine gas and sulfa. The uranium used in the Manhattan Project was refined in St.Louis by the Mallinckrodt Chemical Company. In 1944, the St.Louis Chevrolet factory began producing amphibious vehicles used for the invasion of Normandy. More than 5,400 St.Louisans became casualties of the war, listed as either missing in action or killed in action.


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Old 11-17-2016, 09:59 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Thanks for the above. Most interesting and enlightening. I had no idea.
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Old 11-17-2016, 07:53 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Thanks for the above. Most interesting and enlightening. I had no idea.
Thanks, there's a bunch of stuff on the internet about Missouri during WWII. Here are a few that I came across;

Missouri WWII Airfields.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missou...Army_Airfields



Little Known POW Train Wreck Near Nevada,Missouri
( I couldn't find much more about it, but like the guy said, the military did a good job of hushing it up.)

Nevada Daily Mail: Local News: The notable 1942 train wreck (11/28/08)



The Schlueter Manufacturing Company of St.Louis was one of two companies that made the m1 helmet during WWII.



Camp Crowder

https://armyhistory.org/camp-enoch-h-crowder-missouri/



POW Camps In Missouri

PCGS - Pike County POW Camps



WWII Prisoners In Missouri

Video: WWII POWs in Missouri | Watch OzarksWatch Video Magazine Online | Ozarks Public Television Video



Pictures Of Missouri During WWII

19 Pictures Taken During WWII In Missouri
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Old 11-18-2016, 08:28 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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10 Poorest Cities In Missouri

Here Are the 10 Poorest Cities in Missouri


Hank McCune 1917-
Kansas City,Missouri
Actor/Producer " The Hank McCune Show "
One of the first talk show interviewers in California. The first to use the laugh track.



Francis Redd (1917-1993)
St.Louis,Missouri
Actress " Midnight Shadow "


Giles F. Filley (1815-1900)
Excelsior Stove Works

Giles F. Filley and the Excelsior Stove Works | The Civil War in Missouri


Giles Franklin Filley (1815 - 1900) - Find A Grave Memorial



Edith Lyle (1890-1982
Missouri
Actress " The Scarlet Lily "


Crete Sipple (1882-1972)
Missouri
Actress " Our Relation "


Kasi Lemmons 1961
St.Louis,Missouri
Actress " Silence Of The Lambs "
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Old 11-19-2016, 07:24 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Early Missouri Switchboard Operator

https://thelibrary.org/lochist/perio...weet/fa80c.htm



Marjorie Beebe (1908-1983)
Kansas City,Missouri
Actress " The Farmer's Daughter "


A.E. Hotchner 1920-
St.Louis,Missouri
Writer King Of The Hill


Roy Bush (1919-2000)
Bertrand,Missouri
Actor " Dramatic School "


F. Richard Jones (1893-1930)
St.Louis,Missouri
Director

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F._Richard_Jones


Elsie Greeson (1895-1995)
St.Louis,Missouri
Actress " Red Wins "


Powell Observatory
Kansas

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



Baker Observatory
Marshfield,Missouri

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