Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Missouri Interesting People

Richard Wayne Van Dyke aka Dick Van Dyke, was born on December 13, 1925 in West Plains.  He is an American actor, comedian, writer and producer.

Born in Kansas City on March 3, 1911, Harlean Harlow Carpenter was an American film actress.  A sex symbol in the 1930's, Jean Harlow was also known as the "Blond Bombshell".

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Missouri Sports/University

The University of Missouri was founded in 1839.  It is one of only six public universities in the country that has in law, medicine and veterinary medicine all on one campus.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Missouri Historical

Saint Joseph - It was one of two endpoints for the Pony Express, the last supply and jumping off point (on the Missouri River) before heading towards the "Wild West" is where outlaw Jesse James was shot and killed.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Mississippi Interesting People

Born on September 25, 1897 in Oxford, William Cuthbert Faulkner was an American writer. Faulkner wrote novels, short stories, screenplays, essays, poetry and a play. He is best known for his stories that are set in a fictional county (Yoknapatawpha) in Mississippi.

James William Buffet was born in Pascagoula on December 25, 1946. Best known for his music, Jimmy Buffet is also a songwriter, author, film producer and entrepreneur.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mississippi Sports/University

The University of Mississippi was founded in 1844 in Oxford.  During the Civil War, the School of Medicine served as a hospital for both Union and Confederate soldiers.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Mississippi Historical

Originally created and used by the Native Americans, the Natchez Trace is a historical 440 mile long "path" that links Natchez, Mississippi and Nashville, Tennessee. The path became a popular route of travel in the late 18th and early 19th centuries for the early European and American explorers and traders.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Minnesota Interesting Fact

The Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area aka, the "Twin Cities", is home to almost 60% of Minnesota's residents.