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St. Louis


St. Louis is a city in Eastern Missouri. As of 2005, the population was estimated as 352,572.

Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri Attractions in St. Louis include:

St. Louis Facts


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  • Some of the major companies with their headquarters in St. Louis include Anheuser-Busch, Emerson Electric and Monsanto.

  • Probably the most famous educational institution in St. Louis is Washington University in St. Louis. Washington University in St. Louis is a private coeducational nonsectarian research university that was founded in 1853.

  • Professional sports franchises in St. Louis include the American football team, the St. Louis Rams, the baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the ice hockey team, the St. Louis Blues.

  • The 3rd modern Olympic Games were held in St. Louis in 1904.

  • Nicknames of St. Louis include "Fourth City", "Gateway to the West", "Mound City", "The Lou", and "There's More Than Meets the Arch".

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St. Louis, Missouri: A Photographic Portrait

By Bill Grant

Brand: Twin Lights Publishers
Hardcover (128 pages)

St. Louis, Missouri: A Photographic Portrait
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Book description: This photographic keepsake by Bill Grant, celebrates a kaleidoscope of images that resonate the true spirit of the Show Me State. St. Louis is a city with a distinct charm and personality and a passion for its heritage. With the Louisiana Purchase, it became a Gateway to the West for the pioneer spirit and expansion of the country. Images include the famous Gateway Arch, the Missouri History Museum, the fountains in Kiener Plaza, the old Capitol Building, Aloe Plaza, the world-class St. Louis Zoo, and the innovative style of the McDonnell Planetarium. Grant has also included images that reflect the roles of Louis and Clark, the railroads, the riverfront, and the state's veteran soldiers in the development of the city. Shots of the St. Louis Arts Museum, the Shakespeare Festival, and the Missouri Botanical Gardens with the world-renowned Chihuly exhibit, depict the impact of this city in the growth of America.

Saint Louis Restaurant Guide 2018: Best Rated Restaurants in Saint Louis, Missouri - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés recommended for Visitors, 2018

By Anthony A. McLean

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Paperback (48 pages)

Saint Louis Restaurant Guide 2018: Best Rated Restaurants in Saint Louis, Missouri - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés recommended for Visitors, 2018
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The restaurants found in this guide are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" (Cuisine Types). Afghan, African, American, Armenian, Asian Fusion, Brazilian, British, Cantonese, Caribbean, Chinese, Cuban, Dominican, Ethiopian, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Indian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Nicaraguan, Pakistani, Persian/Iranian, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Russian, Scottish, Szechuan, Taiwanese, Tex-Mex, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese and many more options to visit and enjoy your stay.

Moon St. Louis (Moon Handbooks)

By Brooke S. Foster

Moon Travel
Released: 2014-05-13
Paperback (184 pages)

Moon St. Louis (Moon Handbooks)
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As a St. Louis resident, Brooke S. Foster knows the best ways to experience the Gateway City, from must-see sights like the Gateway Arch and the City Museum to great Northern Italian cuisine on the Hill. Foster provides travelers with unique trip strategies to help organize their visit, such as Blues, Barbecue, and Beer: A Legendary St. Louis Weekend; and From the Butterfly House to the Gigantic Slide: St. Louis with Kids. Including experienced advice on checking out the Victorian-era mansions in Lafayette Square, exploring the revived nightlife of downtown St. Louis, and seeing live music at the Blue Note in nearby Columbia, Moon St. Louis gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

A Wandering Walk Guidebook: St. Louis, MO - Downtown

By Tom Alyea

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Paperback (60 pages)

A Wandering Walk Guidebook: St. Louis, MO - Downtown
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The history of St. Louis has been heavily influenced by Westward expansion, sports, and commerce along the Mississippi River. As you take this self-guided walking tour throughout the downtown area of St. Louis, you will be transported back in time to the early days of fur trading, railroad travel, and much more. Visiting St. Louis is more than just taking the tram to the top of the Gateway Arch. There are buildings, gardens, and dozens of interesting sites to see around the St. Louis downtown area.
36 Stops are highlighted on this 8-mile walk where you will learn more about the city, its history and its famous residents. Beautiful photos are included that enhance your experience. This guide book allows for great photo-taking opportunities, to go at your own pace, take breaks and explore off of the beaten path.

St. Louis's Delmar Loop (Images of America)

By M. M. Costantin with a foreword by Joe Edwards

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2013-05-27
Paperback (128 pages)

St. Louis s Delmar Loop (Images of America)
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In 1902, magazine publisher Edward Gardner Lewis needed greater space for his thriving business, then based in downtown St. Louis. He headed west, out Delmar Boulevard a mile past the city line, and bought five acres of open land adjacent to the loop in the trolley tracks that sent the 10D streetcar back downtown. By 1903, Lewis was building a complex that included the Woman’s Magazine Building, a five-story octagonal tower with an eight-ton searchlight in its dome. In 1906, University City was incorporated, and Lewis became its first mayor, serving three terms. In 1913, Lewis went west again, this time to found the utopian colony of Atascadero, California. His octagonal dazzler is now University City’s City Hall. In 2007, in its first such list, the American Planning Association named the Delmar Loop one of the country’s “Great Streets”―it’s a long story.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: St. Louis: Including Sullivan, Potosi, and Farmington

By Steve Henry

Menasha Ridge Press
Paperback (304 pages)

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: St. Louis: Including Sullivan, Potosi, and Farmington
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Mention St. Louis, and most people think of the famous arch. Residents and knowledgeable visitors appreciate the many outdoor recreational opportunities the Gateway to the West has to offer. With new hikes and updated text and maps, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: St. Louis points hikers to the best outdoor trails and rambles within easy reach of the city. Whether walking in the footsteps of Louis and Clark, exploring amazing rock formation in the Pickle Springs Natural Area, or trekking along a portion of the longest rails-to-trails paths in the United States, hikers are sure to be amazed at the diversity of outdoor experiences awaiting them.

St. Louis Impressions

By photography by Scott R. Avetta

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St. Louis Impressions
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In this portrait of St. Louis, Avetta turns his camera on the Gateway City's most beloved sites, from the iconic Gateway Arch to glorious Forest Park. Avetta explores the city's historic old neighborhoods, such as Soulard, Old Town Florissant, and The Hill, to document their stunning architecture, unique festivals, and rich ethnic culture. Avetta's work showcases the many faces of this great city, with images of its nighttime hotspots in the Delmar Loop; the serene Jewel Box; its urban wildlife; and historic sites such as the Fox Theatre and Grant's Farm. From the elegant New Cathedral of St. Louis to the fifty-yard-line at the Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis Impressions takes readers on a tour of a city they are certain to fall in love with.

City Maps St. Louis Missouri, USA

By James McFee

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City Maps St. Louis Missouri, USA
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City Maps St. Louis Missouri, USA is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities are only some of the places you will find in this map. This collection of maps is up to date with the latest developments of the city as of 2017. We hope you let this map be part of yet another fun St. Louis adventure :)

St. Louis Then and Now®

By Maureen Kavanaugh

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St. Louis Then and Now®
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Established by French fur-trader Pierre Laclede in 1764 and named in honor of the patron saint of France, St. Louis was in its earliest days a trading outpost near the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. After Jefferson purchased the western territories from the French in 1804, the town became the “Gateway to the West,” chief provisioner and jumping-off point for westward-bound explorers, adventurers, and gold prospectors. Its location on the Mississippi, once jammed with the fabulous steamboats that brought Mark Twain to the city, and its heritage as a heartland of ragtime, jazz, and blues music have given St. Louis a distinctive flavor that today blends the quaint and historic with the modern. Sites include: SS Admiral, the Gateway Arch, Old Courthouse, Union Station, City Hall, Soulard Market, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis University, Sportsman’s Park, the 1904 World’s Fair, St. Louis Art Museum, and Cathedral of St. Louis.

Gangs of St. Louis: Men of Respect

By Daniel Waugh

Brand: The History Press
Released: 2010-04-02
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Gangs of St. Louis: Men of Respect
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St. Louis was a city under siege during Prohibition. Seven different criminal gangs violently vied for control of the town’s illegal enterprises. Although their names (the Green Ones, the Pillow Gang, the Russo Gang, Egan’s Rats, the Hogan Gang, the Cuckoo Gang and the Shelton Gang) are familiar to many, their exploits have remained largely undocumented until now. Learn how an awkward gunshot wound gave the Pillow Gang its name and why Willie Russo’s bizarre midnight interview with a reporter from the St. Louis Star involved an automatic pistol and a floating hunk of cheese. From daring bank robberies to cold-blooded betrayals, Gangs of St. Louis chronicles a fierce yet juicy slice of the Gateway City’s history that rivaled anything seen in New York or Chicago.


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