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Old Photos: Vintage Kansas City

Old Photos: Vintage Kansas City

On my rare visit to Barnes and Noble, a store that encourages consumer to buy books online, I discovered a new batch of books containing vintage photos of Kansas City and other nearby places of interest. While I admire the effort to collect and annotate enough historic photos for a book, I don’t see myself paying over…

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Old Photos: Missouri Meerschaums

Old Photos: Missouri Meerschaums

Little Midwestern town of Washington, Mo. is the world’s corncob pipe manufacturing center. When about 1870, a Missouri farmer made himself a pipe out of a hollowed-out corncob, he invented something which has brought a unique industry to Washington, Mo. Since then the Missouri Meerschaum Pipe Company, the world’s biggest corncob pipe maker has made…

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GDP of the State of Missouri

GDP of the State of Missouri

During my recent trip to St.Louis I have conducted thorough research and data gathering for the Missouri Department of Economic Development. While I still have to tweak the percentages to more precise levels, preliminary data is clear – despite what was previously thought, farming and manufacturing are only visible on the chart because they are…

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