Diorama of the James Farm in Museum

Jesse James Farmhouse

I have a bit of personal attachment to the Jesse James story because the house we built in Richmond, Missouri backed up to the cemetery where Robert (Bob) Ford was buried. Ford was the man who shot Jesse James in St Joseph. His tombstone reads, Robert Ford, “The man who shot Jesse James”. While in …

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Fort Osage

Remembering the 4th grade A significant portion of my readers are, or were, Missouri residents. I think that most of these people remember the 4th grade Missouri History unit. Part of that unit was usually a field trip to Fort Osage. Even though we have all been there, myself included, I bet only a few …

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Municipal Stadium

Kansas City Municipal Stadium was located at 2123 Brooklyn Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri.  If you are approaching from the north, you will drive past Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque before arriving at the intersection of Brooklyn and 22nd streets and the small park that memorializes the location of the old stadium.  To be honest; I was ready …

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