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Steve C. last won the day on December 20 2018

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    Southwestern Illinois (St. Louis area)
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    Grandkids, '06 - '86 series Internationals, Datsun Z's, late 60's / early '70's rock, tractor pulls (preferably 6 cyl. smokers), fishing, power tools, history.

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  1. I've heard the same thing I've been hearing the same thing. Evidently Jonah was waiting for the northbound train on the closer set of tracks to pass, but that train hid the southbound train from his view. Those double tracks can be really dangerous. My middle daughter is a good friend of this young man's mom. She told my daughter "I can't breathe". Horrible. I can't imagine.
  2. People are gonna get their buzz, one way or another. Prohibition proved that.
  3. My grandpa was evidently more interested in getting a picture of my grandma and the sign than the bridge. It's long gone now, but used to stand over the Grand River in northwest MO. If you look closely, you can see the stack of the rendering plant on the other side of the river. We called it the stink plant. Always thought the guys working in there must need a job awfully bad.
  4. Standard government reaction to anything - restrict availability to law abiding people, which makes the problem get worse instead of better, while the politicians puff up and proclaim they've tackled the problem. Ain't it great, having people who know less than nothing making our decisions for us.
  5. Latest word is that a 23 year old was killed - we assume it was the tractor driver. This is in the Mississippi bottom - two sets of tracks. This from a local paper's FB page: Update at 9:48 p.m. Fatal Accident In Fults As Train Collides With Farm Tractor One person died Friday night in downtown Fults when a farm tractor collided with a Union Pacific Train. The 23-year-old man is believed to have died instantly. (Note: Neither the tractor nor the deceased are viewable from these pictures.) Just before 8 p.m. the farmer was attempting to cross the tracks at an agricultural railroad crossing on the south end of the village (near Fults Road / Main Street intersection). He was working with other farmers to plant seeds before the expected rain fell overnight. The tractor was thrown clear of the tracks and landed in a field on the west side of the double tracks that run north south through the western edge of the county. The collision caused many of the box cars to derail, but nearly all remained upright. The initial report is that the train was carrying hazardous material. The railcars containing the hazardous material were at the far other end of the train and not affected by this collision. A St. Clair County Haz-Mat team responded as a precautionary measure. One or two of the box cars caught fire and smoke could be seen for several miles. Maeystown and Prairie du Rocher firefighters were soon on the seen and had the fire knocked out. Several Fults residents were home at the time and heard the collision. They ran outside to check on the situation, but there was nothing they could. No one from the community was injured. The initial report is no Union Pacific personnel were injured, but Monroe County ambulances were at the scene to handle anything. Firefighters from throughout the area are on the scene - including those from Prairie du Rocher, Maeystown, Waterloo, Valmeyer, Red Bud and Columbia. Monroe County Sheriff's deputies and Union Pacific personnel also soon arrived. Traffic is not being allowed near the village of Fults. Sent from The Monroe County Independent's mobile command center.
  6. BTW, the new gas tax that passed here is only one of 22 new taxes for us to enjoy. https://www.illinoispolicy.org/21-tax-and-fee-hikes-totaling-4-7-billion-coming-soon-for-illinoisans/
  7. Read a little about it last night. Just down the road from me. https://www.kmov.com/news/one-dead-after-tractor-derails-train-in-monroe-county-illinois/article_731ec606-8f09-11e9-b915-f797f8598a05.html
  8. Or work for him when he decides to have his own business.
  9. A seat like you have in all black would be correct too. Not sure where you'd find one, though. Love your tires. 11:00 - 16s on the front?
  10. I was in the feed business for 11 years, and never heard of salting hay. Interesting idea.
  11. I'll bet that's pretty snappy with the 329 in it.
  12. The address on the PBR cans use WIS and CAL, which might mean pre - '63. But maybe not. State Abbreviations On July 1, 1963, the Post Office Department introduced the five-digit ZIP Code. At the time, most addressing equipment could accommodate only 23 characters (including spaces) in the bottom line of the address. To make room for the ZIP Code, state names needed to be abbreviated. The Department provided an initial list of abbreviations in June 1963, but many had three or four letters, which was still too long. In October 1963, the Department settled on the current two-letter abbreviations. Since that time, only one change has been made: in 1969, at the request of the Canadian postal administration, the abbreviation for Nebraska, originally NB, was changed to NE, to avoid confusion with New Brunswick in Canada.
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