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Old 01-17-2017, 05:46 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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aliasfinn - bravo on the 1904 St.Louis World's Fair information. Oh my, money and brains and creativity galore displayed proudly at that Fair, eh?
It was the only fair of the era to show a net profit.

Over 12 million visitors paid 50 cents admission to see the fair's exhibits.


(I can't take credit for the info about the fair, I snatched it from this dude's website)

Mike's 1904 WF Web Pages
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Old 01-18-2017, 05:58 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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In 1940, Kansas City was the leading hay market and seed distribution center in the world.


In the summer of 1840, Mary Todd traveled to Columbia,Missouri, to visit her uncle, Judge David Todd. The following year she would be engaged to Abraham Lincoln.


Lincoln's Missouri Girlfriends

Lincoln's Missouri Girlfriends - MissouriLife.com



John Calvin McCoy (1811-1889)
The father of Kansas City

John Calvin McCoy, Sr (1811 - 1889) - Find A Grave Memorial



Thomas Adams Smith (1781-1844)
He was once a courier that carried letters relating to the Burr conspiracy to Thomas Jefferson. Fort Smith,Arkansas, was named after him even though he never visited there.

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



Zoe Akins (1886-1958)
Humansville, Missouri
Writer, Pulitzer Prize winner

https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Zo%C3%AB_Akins


Orrick Glenday Johns (1887-1946)
St.Louis, Missouri
Newspaper Writer/Poet, He lost a leg in a St. Louis streetcar accident when he was a kid and later fought for better streetcar safety in his newspaper.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orrick_Glenday_Johns
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:01 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Daniel Webster and his family came to St. Louis on June 9, 1837. He stayed at the National Hotel for a few days, made a 2 hour speech, then was treated to a mammoth barbecue.


John H Fitzgibbon (1819-1882)
b. England
He came to the United States in 1825. He was apprenticed to John Kelch of Philadelphia to learn the trade of saddler. In 1841, he learned daguerreotyping in Lynchburg, Virginia, and from 1841 to 1846 operated in Lynchburg as a daguerreian and hotel keeper. In 1846 he opened the first daguerreian gallery in St. Louis, Missouri, on Fourth Street, between Market and Chestnut Street.


James Shields (1806-1879)
He was the only person to be elected to the U.S. Senate from 3 states.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_...ian,_born_1810)


James Shields (1810 - 1879) - Find A Grave Memorial




George " Peg Leg " Shannon (1787-1836)
Explorer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Shannon_(explorer)


George F. "Peg Leg" Shannon (1787 - 1836) - Find A Grave Memorial
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Old 01-18-2017, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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It was the only fair of the era to show a net profit.

Over 12 million visitors paid 50 cents admission to see the fair's exhibits.


(I can't take credit for the info about the fair, I snatched it from this dude's website)

Mike's 1904 WF Web Pages




Good and stealthy information!
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Old 01-19-2017, 05:18 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Joseph C Lavelle and George Morton built the first courthouse in St. Louis in 1828.


Morgan Boone (1769-1839)
Daniel Boone's son

Daniel Morgan Boone’s Missing Years: Sending Ozarks Pine to St. Louis | Southeast Missouri State University Press



Isaac Van Bibber Jr (1771-1840)
Boone Relative

Maj Isaac Vanbibber (1771 - 1840) - Find A Grave Flowers


Donald Brenon (1925-2013)
Missouri
Actor, " Blood Red "


Gottfried Duden (1789-1856)
He wrote about Missouri

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



Ella Jenkins 1924-
St. Louis, Missouri
" The first lady of children's folk songs "

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


Welcome To Ella Jenkins’ Homepage!




MODOT Unearths Old Wagon Shop And Foundry


President's Page - Miller County Museum & Historical Society


http://www.farmcollector.com/impleme...estring-wagons


Gestring Wagon Factory Site (23SL2310)


John C. Kupferle Foundry Site
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Old 01-19-2017, 07:46 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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The Hereafter 1904
This was one expensive spook house

Palaces


The old expression " coming down the pike " originated here

Palaces



There were all kinds of transportation at the fair. One could hire an automobile, a wheel chair, an Irish jaunting car, ride a camel, a giant turtle or an elephant.


Photos of the 1904 World's Fair

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/347551296223840897/



Martha Mears (1910-1986)
Sugar Creek, Missouri
Soundtrack/Actress, " My Favorite Spy "


Mary Hosford 1925-
Kansas City, Missouri
Actress, " The Missouri Traveler "
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Old 01-20-2017, 07:35 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Teceikeapease
She was a Shawnee, a sister of Tecumseh, who married a Canadian Frenchman around 1808 in New Madrid, Missouri.


Missouri hunters killed 96,131 deer during the opening weekend of firearms deer season in 2016.


Zander Schloss 1958
St. Louis, Missouri
Writer/Actor, " Repo Man "


Adolphus Busch, co-founder of the brewery in St.Louis, Missouri, was visiting San Francisco on the night of the great earthquake of April 18, 1906, and this was one of his observations;
" The most terrible thing I saw was the futile struggle of a policeman and others to rescue a man who was pinned down in burning wreckage. The helpless man watched it in silence till the fire began burning his feet. Then he screamed and begged to be killed. The policeman took his name and address and shot him through the head."


George MacLaine of St.Louis was in Galveston, Texas, on the night of September 8, 1900, during the hurricane that wiped out much of the city. Here is his account of what he witnessed the following morning;
" On Sunday morning, immediately after the storm and as soon as daylight appeared, the scene on the streets was one I shall never forget. There were drunken women, almost nude, with their male companions, also under the influence of liquor, parading the streets and laughing and singing as if returning from a prolonged spree. There were also some of the best citizens of Galveston hurrying to and fro, asking this one and that one if they had heard anything of their sisters, wives or some other member of their families. There were others who had been present when their families had perished, weeping and wailing over their losses, young children crying for their parents who had perished, parents crying for the loss of their children, and others walking aimlessly about or standing around as if they were stunned."


Corbett Monica (1930-1998)
St.Louis, Missouri
Actor, The Joey Bishop Show

Frank Askew (1837-1902)
Civil War General

Frank Askew (1837 - 1902) - Find A Grave Memorial


Marianne Muellerleile 1948-
St.Louis, Missouri
Actress, " The Terminator "
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Old 01-20-2017, 09:55 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Anyone talk about how the New Madrid Earthquake caused a new bend in the Mississippi River and took land from Missouri and gave it to Kentucky?


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Old 01-20-2017, 11:57 AM
 
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Anyone talk about how the New Madrid Earthquake caused a new bend in the Mississippi River and took land from Missouri and gave it to Kentucky?

I was not aware of that. I knew we gained some land when we became a state and they drew up the boundaries but I didn't know about losing any to the quake.
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Old 01-21-2017, 03:16 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Randolph House is a former settlement in Nevada,California, near the town of Rough And Ready. It was founded by Randolph Company, a group of miners, mainly from Randolph County,Missouri, in 1849. It still appeared on maps in 1873.


The Curtiss JN-4 " Jenny " was the first plane for the Missouri Air National Guard. It was purchased by the officers and men of the 110th Observation Squadron in 1923.
It looked like these;

The Curtiss JN-4 Jenny


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtiss_JN-4



List Of Flight Schools In Missouri

List Of Flight Schools in Missouri



Denny O'Neil 1939-
St.Louis, Missouri
Writer, Batman, Justice League, Gotham


Daniel Dunklin (1790-1844)
Served in the Missouri Militia during the War Of 1812.
Negotiated the Missouri/Arkansas boundary issue.

Daniel Dunklin (1790 - 1844) - Find A Grave Memorial



Helen Church of Jefferson County was the first woman sheriff in Missouri when she finished out her husband's term after he died in 1960.


Dick Moder (1906-1944)
St.Louis, Missouri
Director, Lassie, Dukes Of Hazzard.
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