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James Baughn

City park to double in size

Posted Friday, July 12, 2013, at 11:00 AM


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  • If it will help justify the sales tax for parks, they'll find a way.

    -- Posted by semowasp on Fri, Jul 12, 2013, at 11:10 AM
  • I'm a lil' afraid to ask, but where is Doggett Park?

    -- Posted by Turnip on Fri, Jul 12, 2013, at 11:38 AM
  • I'm surprised Ken Steinhoff hasn't already chimed in. If he were here, he would undoubtedly link to his page about Doggett Park:


    -- Posted by James Baughn on Fri, Jul 12, 2013, at 1:08 PM
  • Sharon Sanders wanted me to mention her blog about Rev. Murtaugh: http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/fromthemorgue/entry/45472

    -- Posted by James Baughn on Fri, Jul 12, 2013, at 1:27 PM
  • Here is a Frony photo of cars parked in Murtaugh Park, as well as a story from 1958:

    Murtaugh Park on South Main, last remnant of the city's one-time flourishing downtown park system, apparently has been saved, at least temporarily, from destruction to make way for more parking space.


    -- Posted by flynch on Fri, Jul 12, 2013, at 7:25 PM
  • What a waste of money.

    -- Posted by aardvarkk on Fri, Jul 12, 2013, at 7:57 PM
  • Thanks for the mention of Doggett Park. I've been running around shooting new stuff the past few days, so I haven't been in front of the computer much.

    I thought I was going to beat you on this story, but you snuck it in while I was shooting Friday afternoon.


    I'll be in town for about 10 more days. I'd like to meet you in the real world. Our interests overlap so much I feel like I know you.

    -- Posted by ksteinhoff on Sat, Jul 13, 2013, at 1:12 AM
  • Ken: I've been working Saturdays at the log house at 818 North Fountain. We've been able to expose most of the logs on the inside.

    Just come on by next Saturday morning. See here for details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/155167181335015/

    -- Posted by James Baughn on Sat, Jul 13, 2013, at 5:52 PM