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James Baughn

Welcome to Frog City, Illinois

Posted Thursday, February 5, 2015, at 10:00 AM


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  • Thank You James Baughn for your very interesting stories. You do not have to be from or have connections with the Cape area to enjoy your writings. Just keep on keeping on !!!

    Also, thanks to the Southeast Missourian for using your many human interest stories...

    -- Posted by mo_ky_fellow on Thu, Feb 5, 2015, at 11:38 AM
  • My Dad used to tell me a story about Frog City, the saloon was moved to the new site, but was located in Urbandale (small wide spot just South of there?), because of residents opposition to activities. To relieve this, they moved the entire building North to where the slab foundation still exists.

    -- Posted by jimblakemore2 on Fri, Feb 6, 2015, at 11:53 AM
  • I can remember my folks talking about going to Frog City, and I have vague memories of seeing an old building where the dance hall might have been.

    Where I thought it was is nothing but open field now.

    I've been meaning to research it, but you beat me to it. Thanks.

    -- Posted by ksteinhoff on Sat, Feb 7, 2015, at 3:55 PM
  • I've always known about Frog City but, when asked, no one had ever heard of it. My previous searches had come up blank.

    My family lived on the property where the old dance hall was located in the late sixties/early seventies. There is still a wide spot with a mobile home close to,if not in the same location.

    The huge old building stood firm when we lived there. I remember my Mother hitting tennis balls off the interior walls when I was a small child. I remember climbing over old planks and scaring off huge river rats who would hide there in the winter.

    We had horses at the time and my Mother would tie me to her on the back for her saddle and we would ride all over that area.

    Thank you for reminding me of some of my best childhood memories and validating that there really was a "Frog City".

    -- Posted by Jennifer S McCann on Tue, Jun 27, 2017, at 1:59 PM