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10:06am 11-24-2017
Carey Pearson
Thank you....nicely done. I bought and turned a home at 13th and Charles back into a single family home as was built. My investigation led me to understand it was (the home) built in 1860s by the Marchaine family from France. The details I discovered revealed that he, Francois, was an aquaintance of Joseph Roubidoux, owned and operated a confectionery in St Joseph. He and his family are buried in St Joseph. I wrote a letter to Orleans France (the Mayor), since this was where his obituary showed he was born and raised, to see if they could elighten me of any details. The Mayors office wrote back (in French) so I went to the main Library and someone there interrupted the letter. The Mayor said that when the Nazi’s went through Orleans they made a large bonfire in the town square of all municipal records, so Orleans written history pre 1940 is gone.
Anyway, I could never locate the Marchaine family confectionary address. It must have done well as the family seemed without need.
The home is still standing and occupied. It is the stucco covered brick two story home on the northwest corner. The 6’ iron fence is not original. I purchased itin the 1970’s from a Quaker Oats remodel and put it up at this home.
thanks for listening,
Carey Pearson
8:41am 11-18-2017
Barent Springsted
Left SJ many many years ago but it will always be an integral part of my memory bank for the first 21 years of my life. Your page jogs many corners of my mind and my formative years in that city. Thanks for maintaining this great focal point on St. Joseph and its place in history. Job very well done. Barent Springsted, Bangkok, THAILAND
6:18pm 11-16-2017
Sophie Dawson
Writing a novel set in St. Joe in 1910. Your site has helped in my research immensely.
5:37pm 11-06-2017
Jeri Littlejohn
Fantastic website! Really enjoyed the pictures. Lived in the St. Joe vicinity in late 50's to early 60's.
9:23am 11-06-2017
Clarence Albert
good to see north end. a lot to remember. I owned northwest lumber co. from 1971 to 1996, 25 years there were many changes. Also owned part of the light and power car barns, the large building on the south side of highland. It is now a new car wash. Clarence Albert
10:32am 10-13-2017
krug was beautiful.
7:23pm 10-10-2017
I realize that old people like my grandparents have experienced a lot of change
2:20pm 10-06-2017
Mike Macey
Rick, St. Joseph Memory Lane brings back so many memories from the early 50's when I was old enough to attend the annual Easter Egg hunt. I remember the smell of grills on hot and humid summer nights, kids yelling and always hide-n-seek. I loved the long hill slides in front of the small wading pond and hiking around the park. Loved all your pics of Krug Park. I had dinner in the old Krug Home on Pine Ridge several years ago; it is an absolutely beautiful home inside. The woodwork on the grand stair case is mouth dropping. Thanks again Rick!!
12:34pm 10-06-2017
great site I am interested in anything associated with my Grandfather's dairy
11:48am 09-18-2017
Greg Wain
Awesome site...I grew up in St Joe, love to look at all the old pics...reminds me of my family and my history there from 1958 until 1977 when I graduated from Central.
10:28am 09-16-2017
doug groce
very nice site
3:39pm 09-14-2017
Sharon Walton
This is a wonderful site. So much work has gone into it. I am looking for a poster or news article or advertisement about the Midwest Musical Festival, held at the City Auditorium. It was a three day event. Around Labor Day weekend, in the year 1971 or 1972. I didn't find anything yet. Only about the wrestling at auditorium. I love your site! It's amazing and could spend hours in it just looking at my home town St. Joseph. Thank you so much for your work!
1:44am 09-02-2017
Dawn Worthy
My Grand ma was a school teacher in St. Joe Mo. Grade school or kindergarden I think ? South of town I think? Please help me find out. Her name was Mrs. Lawerence Howell. [ Crystal] 1950 to 1960's era?
12:20am 09-01-2017
David Budka
The Edmond Street Power Plant was located along the Missouri River north of the St. Joe & Grand Island bridge and the southern end of Elwood Bend. The Edmond Street Power Plant was the St. Joseph Light & Power Company's main power plant prior to construction of the Lake Road Generating Station. Sources: 1950 and 1952 Annual Reports of the St. Joseph Light and Power Company.
1:25pm 08-31-2017
MIke Burkert
I love this site and appreciate the work that has gone into producing it. I grew up in St. Joe in the 60's and went to Edison School and then Central High School. I used to ride my bike out to the Jesse James Motel, on the Belt Highway to play and look the old home over. Never got to see the inside. My first job was working at the BELT Drive-In Theater in 1966. I loved St. Joe and was fortunate to live there. My first love was my High School Sweetheart. She still is after 50 years.

Raised in St. Joe
Live in Texas today.
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