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Joplin is in Southwest Missouri, USA.

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  1. Joplin was once a backdrop for arguably the most notorious U.S. criminal gang, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. They robbed their way through Joplin for a few weeks in the mid-1930s.
  2. As tornado-inducing as the region might be, Joplin actually sits outside what's loosely defined as Tornado Alley.
  3. Joplin was named after Rev. Harris G. Joplin, who founded the region's first Methodist congregation in the mid-19th century.
  4. Dennis Weaver, anAmerican actor who was best known for his work in television, was born in Joplin.
  5. Billy Cook, and American serial killer who murdered six people on a 22-day rampage between Missouri and California in 1950–51, was born in Joplin.

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