Childhood memories of Poplar Bluff
ole gal

Poplar Bluff, MO

#84 Jan 10, 2013
Yes, this was a good thread, but there always seems to be some poor soul who isn't satisfied.
well

Neelyville, MO

#85 Jan 10, 2013
Let's take back the thread, then!:) I remember Jim Hogg's, grocery shopping there with my mom every Saturday...& the downtown Christmas decorations...especially the moving/waving Santa Claus in the big window at Anderson's Furniture...the green & red bells made of garland on all of the lamp posts...going to Northwold (Northwald?) Motel to swim in the summertime...& my grandparents always took me to Foust's or Frosty's for burgers & ice cream on the days they picked me up from school...& when I was really little it was off to Chicken D's...good memories.:)
ole gal

Poplar Bluff, MO

#86 Jan 10, 2013
well wrote:
Let's take back the thread, then!:) I remember Jim Hogg's, grocery shopping there with my mom every Saturday...& the downtown Christmas decorations...especially the moving/waving Santa Claus in the big window at Anderson's Furniture...the green & red bells made of garland on all of the lamp posts...going to Northwold (Northwald?) Motel to swim in the summertime...& my grandparents always took me to Foust's or Frosty's for burgers & ice cream on the days they picked me up from school...& when I was really little it was off to Chicken D's...good memories.:)
There was a place out Main Street that had hand dipped ice cream in the sixties. Anyone know the name of it? My bf used to take me there on Sundays. Anyone remember where the Sisk car lot was? I bought my first car there. Also, does anyone remember the car dealership that used to be by the bridge over Black River?
Guest

Saint Louis, MO

#87 Jan 10, 2013
well wrote:
Let's take back the thread, then!:) I remember Jim Hogg's, grocery shopping there with my mom every Saturday...& the downtown Christmas decorations...especially the moving/waving Santa Claus in the big window at Anderson's Furniture...the green & red bells made of garland on all of the lamp posts...going to Northwold (Northwald?) Motel to swim in the summertime...& my grandparents always took me to Foust's or Frosty's for burgers & ice cream on the days they picked me up from school...& when I was really little it was off to Chicken D's...good memories.:)
I remember when they built Shelby road and when they built the new hospital on Oak Grove rd and they redid Oak Grove to 5 lanes for the new hospital. I remember they had plans to make a new entrance to TRC from Shelby and make Oak Grove rd wider all the way to Westwood. I remember when I was a kid, the mayor Doug Bagby volunteered to paint the multi colored panels to the Rogers theater. Those were the good old days.
New Here

Poplar Bluff, MO

#88 Jan 11, 2013
Ole Gal,Well and others I will continue to read your posts of the past with iterest, and will enoy them. I did not mean to take away from it. Truth to be told I am a Poplar Bluffian now. How did that big house come to happen a few blocks up and over from Kneibert, it looks like a small Italiante style mansion? I cannot find anything on it.
New Here

Poplar Bluff, MO

#89 Jan 11, 2013
Also facing the BRC from the train museum, there is a large gothic/victorian home with green turet roof on the left hand side of the colliseum, what is up with that building? If I did not live out in the country I would so be interested in it as a home, it just looks like it has a story.
ole gal

Poplar Bluff, MO

#90 Jan 11, 2013
hex wrote:
Vic's bar and the old post office
I remember walking up the steps to the old post office and inside there was so much marble. It was rather cool in there. I guess from all the marble. Beautiful though. It was a sight to behold and I'm sorry it's gone. Poplar Bluff does still have some beautiful old homes. And the brick street is still loved by many even though not all.

New here, are you referring to the two story red brick on Ninth Street? I believe it sold to a young family not too many years ago.
New Here

Poplar Bluff, MO

#91 Jan 11, 2013
I beleive so, I think it was called the Beckworth house, or something, Blackorth? Beutiful house, takes up almost a whole block. The other house I am refering to is a couple properties up from a sign that Says Jesus saves, one road up from from Park Av next to the colliseum, there a lot of grand housesaround there, but this one looks condemned and it has a green roof. It just strikes me.
old fart

Phoenix, AZ

#92 Jan 11, 2013
ole gal wrote:
<quoted text>There was a place out Main Street that had hand dipped ice cream in the sixties. Anyone know the name of it? My bf used to take me there on Sundays. Anyone remember where the Sisk car lot was? I bought my first car there. Also, does anyone remember the car dealership that used to be by the bridge over Black River?
Sharp's Oldsmobile was near the bridge. Blakeney Dairy had a store on north Main not far from the Bowling Alley.
ole gal

Poplar Bluff, MO

#93 Jan 11, 2013
old fart wrote:
<quoted text>
Sharp's Oldsmobile was near the bridge. Blakeney Dairy had a store on north Main not far from the Bowling Alley.
Is that the old Harmon place? I think it's where Firestone was, wasn't it?
hill billy

Lenexa, KS

#94 Jan 11, 2013
I found an old milk bottle buried in a slough by my home, it says jersey creamline , Mathis dairy, poplar bluff mo. It has no date but is in perfect condition. But I've never heard of mathis dairy, has any one else.
observer

Poplar Bluff, MO

#95 Jan 11, 2013
hill billy wrote:
I found an old milk bottle buried in a slough by my home, it says jersey creamline , Mathis dairy, poplar bluff mo. It has no date but is in perfect condition. But I've never heard of mathis dairy, has any one else.
It is an old French-owned dairy that was based in St. Gen. Le Douchebag's family used to own it. The mama milked the cows by hand every morning.
Derp

Leesburg, FL

#96 Jan 12, 2013
hill billy wrote:
I found an old milk bottle buried in a slough by my home, it says jersey creamline , Mathis dairy, poplar bluff mo. It has no date but is in perfect condition. But I've never heard of mathis dairy, has any one else.
Pay no attention to "observer".
Just my cyberstalker drunk posting yet again on a Friday night.
I did a quick google search for the dairy, but didnt come up with anything but a bottle or 2 on ebay for sale.
You might want to call the PB Historical Society, heres their site;
http://www.butlercountyhistory.org/
observer

Poplar Bluff, MO

#97 Jan 12, 2013
Derp wrote:
<quoted text>Pay no attention to "observer".
Just my cyberstalker drunk posting yet again on a Friday night.
I did a quick google search for the dairy, but didnt come up with anything but a bottle or 2 on ebay for sale.
You might want to call the PB Historical Society, heres their site;
http://www.butlercountyhistory.org/
Pay no attention to derp. Just another slow-witted simpleton taking potshots at those blessed with more brains than they were. Sounds as if he knows Le Douchebag from short bus school
old fart

Phoenix, AZ

#98 Jan 12, 2013
ole gal wrote:
<quoted text>Is that the old Harmon place? I think it's where Firestone was, wasn't it?
Sharp's Oldsmobile was almost on the bridge. Firestone was by the Texaco Gas Station and closer to Main St. I'm not familiar with the Harmon place.
good ole days

Poplar Bluff, MO

#99 Jan 12, 2013
New Here wrote:
I beleive so, I think it was called the Beckworth house, or something, Blackorth? Beutiful house, takes up almost a whole block. The other house I am refering to is a couple properties up from a sign that Says Jesus saves, one road up from from Park Av next to the colliseum, there a lot of grand housesaround there, but this one looks condemned and it has a green roof. It just strikes me.
I think you are talking about the Bloodworth house. If so it is a womens shelter and does other things for the community. I think Linda Bloodworth owns it. She never forgot where she came from and does a lot for Poplar Bluff.
A good tattooer

Vancouver, Canada

#100 Jan 14, 2013
pooter wrote:
What to remember is all the factories and businesses that use to exist and how little we traded them for.
Lets vote for more socialism....
no my friend un checked capitalism did that...
A good tattooer

Vancouver, Canada

#101 Jan 14, 2013
Motor Harbor?
Old Dude

Phoenix, AZ

#102 Jan 14, 2013
A good tattooer wrote:
Motor Harbor?
The Green Top?
native
#103 Jan 15, 2013
Snider's IGA and Walgreens next door, riding dirt bikes and doing bike stunts with friends, "The Bike Shop", JD's Generation Gap, Salt of the Earth, the gravel pits at the end of North 14th Street, the little trails at the end of Lee Street on the O'Neal School side, mornings before "high" school at Bacon Park, being able to walk all throughout the woods in Tomaro Oaks (30 years ago), Mansion Mall Cinema and game room and bowling alley next door, Raider's Den that was previously a game room, K-Mart being at current Hasting's location, JD's Quick Stop, old car behind Brownie's Daycare that the kids would play in

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