Monday, February 24, 2014

St Louis 250th Birthday

St. Louis, Missouri was founded in a winter wilderness during February of 1764 and is celebrating its 250th Birthday this year. It’s not the most important city like Chicago or New York or Los Angeles, but this is where Lewis and Clark started their westward journey.  This is where the 1904 World’s Fair and Olympics were held. St. Louis gave us our first “taste” of the ice cream cone, cotton candy, hot dogs and peanut butter. We can help you plan your trip or learn more about the “Gateway City” from the arch, to eating at my favorite Imo’s Pizza location.  You can take a look at the unique food culture of this city with Patricia Corrigan’s book “Eating St. Louis” or learn about the history of Anheuser-Busch with “King’s Reign”.  It’s also known as Baseball Heaven and home of the 2013 National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals. Our collection includes many books but also some best complete game broadcast on DVD. Watch record-breaking events and fabulous plays from McGwire to Gibson to the Wizard of Oz. This city brought the world Chuck Berry, Bob Costas, and Tina Turner. But the city is best known for the arch, the landmark symbol that reflects the westward expansion. Robert Moore’s coffee table book is filled with remarkable photos of the monument few have seen, along with the amazing story of building the largest stainless steel structure in history.

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