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James Baughn

Seventy-Six, Missouri: Even number, odd name

Posted Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at 2:10 PM

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  • And all this time, I thought the place was named after the mile marker 76 on the Frisco Railroad...

    -- Posted by Hugh M Bean on Wed, Mar 3, 2010, at 11:34 AM
  • The railroad came later, but if the town were named for the railroad milemarker, it would be called Ninety-Five-Point-Five.

    -- Posted by James Baughn on Wed, Mar 3, 2010, at 1:26 PM
  • Gee. I thought it was because the boys in the local band used to pull the cork whilst sitting on the tavern porch playing "76 Trombones".

    Learn something new every day.

    -- Posted by Hawker on Wed, Mar 3, 2010, at 4:02 PM
  • James, Yet another great blog from your travels. I have some crinoids out of the creek bed in my collection of fossils from Cape and Perry Counties, thanks again for a fine read and pix as well. Regards, kkr

    -- Posted by kkcaver47 on Mon, Mar 15, 2010, at 2:17 PM