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Aug. 30, 2011ST. JOSEPH, MO |  By: Wayman

Blue Friday

St. Joseph is marking the 150th Anniversary of "Blue Friday" in St. Joseph.

The city is celebrating its ties to the Civil War, which broke out 150 years ago this year. Director of th ePatee House Museum and Jesse James House Gary Chilcote says Blue Friday fell today 150 years ago and marked a major battle for more than a hundred confederate rebels in St. Joseph.

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Chilcote says 4 days after Blue Friday, rebels burned the railroad bridge coming into St. Joseph, causing a train crash that killed 17 people.