Pavement Ends
James Baughn

Missouri versus Kentucky: The 1870 smackdown

Posted Tuesday, August 10, 2010, at 5:27 PM


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  • James, Any thoughts about doing a piece on the old Civil War (Belmont) battle site down in that neck of the woods? Seems to me it is just upriver from the north end , or on the north end of Wolf Island??? Good read here though, regards, kkr

    -- Posted by kkcaver47 on Tue, Aug 10, 2010, at 6:17 PM
  • We should raid Kentucky and take it back. Let's keep pressing eastward and take Paducah! They can take Wolf Island, but they will never take our FREEEEEEEDOM!

    -- Posted by Dale Peterson on Tue, Aug 10, 2010, at 8:02 PM
  • Don't think the river will cause a Grand Canyon anytime soon. With the way the river shifts, its possible one day that Cape will end up in Illinois, God forbid!

    -- Posted by voyager on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 6:45 AM
  • Might be un-inhabitable, as defined by todays' "push-button" standards---but I'd be awfully-tempted to try it, if I owned any of that acreage!

    True, there ain't much access to civilization.

    But then again, from another viewpoint: There ain't much access FROM such, either!

    (Heh! Let's see'm just TRY an' pave THAT ONE over...!)

    -- Posted by donknome-2 on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 10:39 AM
  • My Mother, Martha Faris, lived on Wold Island as a child. She was born in May during a flood and her mother Mary Nee: Lee, wife of David White Faris, was taken to Hickman Co. Ky. for the birth. As a child she lived on Wolf Island with her parents as did my her Grand Parents, Martha E. Faris and Nicholas Meriweather Faris. She moved to East Prairie, Mo. durring her school years. I have visited both Wolf Island and East Prairie many time. I have many relatives who still live in the area. I am always sadden to hear of the flooding in that area.

    -- Posted by Lee/Faris on Wed, Dec 30, 2015, at 12:45 AM