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« on: July 10, 2009, 06:18:19 PM »
Here is a photo that was in with several Branson and Forsyth Photos

Do you notice any familiar faces?
Try this detail...

Look familiar?Maybe like this?(this one below is NOT from my collection just a stock photo)
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2009, 06:29:11 PM »
Same group of photos...My educated guess is that this might be Forsyth...Let me know what you think

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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2009, 06:35:16 PM »
How about this then-now photo grouping? This is the reason why I bought these framed photos! I took one from nearly the same vantage point (as the statuon has been added on to) However you can still see all of the windows, bays etc in the original positions
The b/w is from the same collection as the previous posting of the White River (good guess right?)



And a Detail from the Building/Crowd
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2009, 09:24:35 AM »
Cool!  Thanks for posting these! :)

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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2009, 11:06:05 AM »
Back to the fishing trip...
Does #2 Gentleman

Look like this gentleman...(old Matt-J.K. Ross of HBW novel SOTH)

I am not a forensicologist, but I think I might be onto something here, the mouth, nose, eyes, and well a lack of beard, the gentleman holding this man up/supporting him for a photo...Will Rogers and now this man on a boat trip on the White River...I think it is definitely a possibility.
Will Rogers traveled the country from 1922-1935, Old Matt died in 1923...hmm
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2009, 01:14:01 PM »
Those are fun to look at.  I can see the possible WR connection.  I'm not sure about the OM comparison.  The fellow in the small picture has more "squared" eyes.  The tops of his eyes are flat while the fellow in the top picture has rounder tops to his eyes.  I'm not saying it can't be him though - it would certainly be a great find on your part to locate actual photos of well-known people.
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2009, 11:08:50 PM »
Since both individuals are numbered, presumably there's a numbered list on either the margin or the back of the photo.

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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2009, 07:32:19 AM »
Negative on that one KB, they were glued to board at some point. I am going to keep looking though, I don't believe I would have the ONLY copies of these photos IF in fact they ARE famous people. It HAS to be Will Rogers...or else a dang good look alike.
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2009, 11:36:52 AM »
I have identified this building from the signage on the window (yes it took some magnification, and a few misspelled names before I found anything!), as well as the hanging sign as the law offices of Charles H Groom in Forsyth MO. Groom served one term as county treasurer and was the youngest man who ever held office in the county. He was also an abstractor (one who collects info from multiple sources and condenses them) Not sure the reason this photo was taken but at least I have the location pegged!

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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2009, 11:48:35 AM »
Maybe Doc can tell me who is in the picture since this fella by the phonograph seems to somewhat resemble him...

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« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2009, 11:55:41 AM »
Could the man third from right on the top row be your HBW?

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If you want to do some research, you can look up MWA, which is the acronym being spelled by the axes.  A quick search pulls up lots of MWA acronyms.

Could it be the Mystery Writers of America?  They don't look like authors.
Might they be the Missouri Whitewater Association?  It didn't exist until 1970.
The Millennium Wrestling Association?  Don't mess with an ax-wielding wrestler!
How about the Married Women's Association?  I don't think so.
Are they the Michigan Wolfdog Association?  Touring Forsyth?

The United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service - http://www.mo.nrcs.usda.gov/partnerships/mwa.html - says the Missouri Watershed Association (MWA) is an organization that was formed as a Missouri Nonprofit Corporation to support watershed projects.  Might this get you closer to an answer?  I'm not sure of the history of this MWA, but their description sounds like it might apply:

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The purpose of the Association is to promote all reasonable measures to conserve soil and water; to educate, encourage and carry out watershed protection programs for the prevention of floodwater and sediment damage; and to further the conservation, development of agricultural water management, irrigation and drainage.

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Of course, those guys might just be throwing everyone a big kiss:  mwa!


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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2009, 11:57:56 AM »
Maybe Doc can tell me who is in the picture since this fella by the phonograph seems to somewhat resemble him...

That's no phonograph - it's part of Timothy Turnbuckle's Time Machine!!!  Doc...is that you?  I now have some major concerns about the space-time continuum!
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« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2009, 12:10:14 PM »
Since both individuals are numbered, presumably there's a numbered list on either the margin or the back of the photo.

Any ideas as to who #3 might be?
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« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2009, 01:18:01 PM »
Man #3
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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2009, 08:07:57 PM »
Wow! That has to be Doc! Ha.
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