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Old 04-14-2017, 09:38 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Back in the 1800s, after the Civil War, there were a number of these balloonists (aeronauts) that traveled the country performing stunts from balloons. I guess they were the first barnstormers. There were quite a few tragic mishaps.
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Old 04-14-2017, 04:36 PM
 
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Learned something new on city-data, again. How do you like that? Barnstormers, eh?
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Old 04-14-2017, 06:44 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Learned something new on city-data, again. How do you like that? Barnstormers, eh?
Here is a list I found of some early balloonists. You'll notice that some of them died or were badly injured. One guy, H.H. McGill was hit by gunfire during a balloon race.

Ma-Mec - Who's Who of Ballooning




This site describes barnstorming in the 1920s.

History of aviation - Wikiwand




Have you ever heard of the Great Steam Duck ?
I did a little research on its inventor, Richard Oglesby Davidson, and found out that he was born in Virginia and was living in Missouri around 1841. That drawing is somewhat comical, I wouldn't want to be flying over Missouri in something that looked like a huge duck.

http://www.beyondthecrater.com/news-...ntury-con-man/



Moments in Kentucky Legislative History
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Old 04-15-2017, 06:56 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Train Wreck Fatal To Two

Mansfield, Missouri, May 30, 1947---An engineer and fireman were killed today when the engine of the Frisco Railroad's Florida Special passenger train left the tracks and plunged down a 40-foot embankment near here. Only one passenger, an unidentified infant, was reported injured. The child suffered abrasions and was not believed seriously injured. The dead were identified as Byrd Dunkan, 65, the engineer, and Lewis Sanders, 25, fireman, both of Springfield, Mo. The first seven cars, including the baggage cars overturned. The Special, en route to Kansas City Mo., from Memphis, Tenn., was rounding a curve on an upgrade when the accident occurred.



Fred Mayer (1903-1941)
Hudson, Missouri
Camera Department, Northwest Passage



Rip Ragan (1878-1953)
Baseball Player

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Frank Crespi (1918-1990)
St.Louis, Missouri
Baseball Player

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...r&GRid=5886062
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Old 04-16-2017, 07:16 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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American Legion 1919 St.Louis Caucus

https://www.legion.org/commander/224...egion-st-louis







Virgil "Honey Bear" Akins (1928-2011)
St.Louis, Missouri
Boxer

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Buster Sorenson (1904-1980)
St.Louis, Missouri
Cinematographer, The Wedding March


Julie Farrar 1978
St.Louis, Missouri
Actress, The Undertow
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Old 04-17-2017, 06:56 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Civil War Border Stories: Missouri

Civil War Border Stories: Missouri



1909 Kansas City Blues Baseball Team

1909 Kansas City Blues American League Team ~ Old KC Baseball Cards from Vintage Kansas City.com



Alton R Easton (1808-1893)
St.Louis, Missouri
Namesake of Alton, Missouri

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Chris Connor (1927-2009)
Kansas City, Missouri
Jazz Singer

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



Jewel Ens (1889-1950)
St.Louis, Missouri
Baseball Player

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Old 04-18-2017, 07:08 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Jonathan Winters Visits Jack Buck In The Broadcasting Booth During A Cardinals Game

Jonathan Winters And Jack Buck [Audio]




Some Missourians Who Appeared On The Old Perry Mason Show

Edgar Buchanan
Dabbs Greer
Diane Brewster
Bert Convy
Barney Phillips
Jacqueline Scott
Frank Wilcox
Allan Melvin
Linden Chiles
Jim Davis
William Smith



Shari Watson 1971-
St.Louis, Missouri
Actress/Music Department, Day Of The Dead (2017)


Jeff Kongs 1980-
Kansas City, Missouri
Actor, Criminal Minds


Sharon Madden 1947-
St.Louis, Missouri
Actress, Turner & Hooch
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Old 04-18-2017, 10:40 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Cape Girardeau Unlucky Steamboats

steamboat – City of Cape Girardeau News



50,000 Snow Geese In Missouri

Why are there 50,000 snow geese in mid-Missouri? | KBIA



Missouri Balloonist Dangerously Injured

Eldora Springs, Mo., May 24--- Henry Schroeder, a young man of this vicinity, was dangerously and it is believed fatally injured in attempting to make a balloon ascension here this afternoon. The wind was blowing hard when the balloon was liberated and it was swept to one side with such rapidity that Schroeder struck the wall of an adjacent building with great force and was knocked unconscious. He was dragged over the tops of buildings for two blocks, finally landing on the porch of a residence. He is suffering from concussion of the brain.

(Duluth News-Tribune, Duluth, MN. 25 May 1908





Kevin Deon 1978-
Kansas City, Missouri
Actor, Down And Out In Beverly Hills

Rose Parenti (1911-1996)
St.Louis, Missouri
Actress, Sister Act


Hank "Bow Wow" Arft (1922-2002)
Manchester, Missouri
Baseball Player

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Old 04-19-2017, 12:52 AM
 
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I desire to go for float trips which are so popular pastime in Missouri.
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Old 04-19-2017, 06:01 AM
 
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I desire to go for float trips which are so popular pastime in Missouri.
It's been years since I went on one, we used to go every other weekend.
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