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James Baughn

The Man Who Built Cape Girardeau

Posted Friday, December 28, 2012, at 12:06 AM


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  • james,

    your curiosity continues to amaze me. thank you!

    -- Posted by don_h37209 on Fri, Dec 28, 2012, at 8:17 AM
  • Wow!! Astounding history of our fair city. Great local human interest story. Give the man a raise, he is doing two jobs for the SEM.

    -- Posted by Paul Nenninger on Fri, Dec 28, 2012, at 5:19 PM
  • What a great story!!! Love reading your work!

    -- Posted by cinbad333 on Sat, Dec 29, 2012, at 3:37 AM
  • Where do you come up with all this good stuff? I really enjoy your blogs.

    -- Posted by Bill C on Sat, Dec 29, 2012, at 10:59 AM
  • Great article that obviously took a lot of work. I'm a history buff, and I enjoy all the articles and pictures by you, Sharon, and Fred. Keep up the good work.

    -- Posted by JD420 on Sat, Dec 29, 2012, at 12:18 PM
  • I am the great grandson of Joseph Lansmon and was referred to your article by a friend- I would like to have a printed copy of the entire piece and can't seem to find a way to copy it from this presentation- I'd appreciate it if you could tell me how I can obtain a printed copy- my e/ml address is jlansmon@sbcglobal.net and my ph. # is 573 335 5008-

    Thank You, James R. Lansmon

    My mail address is 2515 Allendale Dr., Cape Gir., Mo. 63701

    -- Posted by DUFFER on Sat, Jan 5, 2013, at 8:02 PM
  • I greatly appreciate your writing about my family. I stumbled onto this article and noticed that my grandfather was the last to comment, James R. He and my grandmother are still members of St. Vincient's church and attend mass regularly. I would also like to say that the proper spelling of our last name is LANSMON, that is the way that Joseph himself spelled the name and since he is the man who made the name up im guessing he probably spelled it correctly. I am not offended in the least by your misspelling or anyone else's I just had to clarify. Another unusual note about our family is that there has only been one son per generation since his death and I am proud to say I am only one of three Lansmon men alive on this planet. Those being J.R. Who commented above, my father W.R. And myself, William Joseph. Again thank you for your interest and ambition in writing about my heritage, of which I am extremely proud.

    -W.J. Lansmon

    -- Posted by W.J. Lansmon on Sun, Oct 23, 2016, at 10:40 PM
  • Very interesting read.

    -- Posted by tulip987 on Sun, Jan 1, 2017, at 8:12 PM