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

  • Some of the leading companies that have based their headquarters in St. Louis include Anheuser-Busch, Emerson Electric and Monsanto.

  • 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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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.

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.

Best Hikes Near St. Louis (Best Hikes Near Series)

By JD Tanner

FalconGuide
Paperback (240 pages)

Best Hikes Near St. Louis (Best Hikes Near Series)
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It’s not necessary to travel far from home for a great hike. With these information-packed guides in hand, readers have everything they need for the adventure they seek, from an easy nature walk to a multiday backpacking trip. Each hike includes: location, length, hiking time, level of difficulty, and if dogs can come along. Other features include:

  • Trail finder chart that categorizes each hike (e.g. for particular attractions such as waterfalls and if it’s suitable for families with kids)
  • Full-color photos throughout
  • Information on the area’s history, geology, flora, and fauna
  • Full-color maps of each trail

St. Louis Then and Now®

By Maureen Kavanaugh

PAVILION
Hardcover (144 pages)

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.

Hidden History of Downtown St. Louis

By Maureen O'Connor Kavanaugh

The History Press
Released: 2017-01-23
Paperback (128 pages)

Hidden History of Downtown St. Louis
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A reputation as the town of shoes, booze and blues persists in St. Louis. But a fascinating history waits just beneath the surface in the heart of the city, like the labyrinth of natural limestone caves where Anheuser-Busch got its start. One of the city's Garment District shoe factories was the workplace of a young Tennessee Williams, referenced in his first Broadway play, The Glass Menagerie. Downtown's vibrant African American community was the source and subject of such folk-blues classics as "Frankie and Johnny" and "Stagger Lee," not to mention W.C. Handy's classic "St. Louis Blues." Navigate this hidden heritage of downtown St. Louis with author Maureen Kavanaugh.

The Big 50: St. Louis Cardinals: The Men and Moments that Made the St. Louis Cardinals

By Benjamin Hochman

Triumph Books
Released: 2018-05-01
Paperback (304 pages)

The Big 50: St. Louis Cardinals: The Men and Moments that Made the St. Louis Cardinals
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The Big 50: St. Louis Cardinals is an amazing, full-color look at the 50 men and moments that make the Cardinals the Cardinals. St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Benjamin Hochman recounts the living history of the team, counting down from No. 50 to No. 1. Learn about and revisit the remarkable stories, featuring greats like Stan Musial, Bob Gibson, Mark McGwire, Albert Pujols, and Yadier Molina.

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.

Good Night Missouri (Good Night Our World)

By Adam Gamble

Brand: Our World of Books
Released: 2013-06-30
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Good Night Missouri (Good Night Our World)
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Good Night Missouri highlights the mighty Mississippi, St. Louis Arch, Grant's Farm, SEA LIFE Aquarium, St. Louis Zoo, Hannibal, sports teams, Lake of the Ozarks, City Museum, Silver Dollar City, Route 66, and more. This delightful nighttime board book takes young readers takes young readers on an exciting and educational tour of the great state of Missouri. Young readers will visit all the fascinating sights and attractions this charming state has to offer.

This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting, child-friendly themes.

Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for North America's natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area’s attractions as rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place.

St. Louis's The Hill (Images of America)

By Rio Vitale

Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2014-08-11
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St. Louis s The Hill (Images of America)
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The Hill was named for its proximity to the highest point in St. Louis. Italians, mainly from Northern Italy, immigrated to the area starting in the late 1800s; however, by 1910, Sicilians were also immigrating to the Hill. Agencies in Italy were employed by mining companies and other industries to help Italian citizens gather all the required documentation for immigration. Italians came to the Hill because of its proximity to the factory and the mines and because it was a district that allowed them to purchase land and build a home. The Parish of St. Ambrose was founded 1903. After the original church was destroyed by fire, the new church was completed in 1926. The Hill has been home to some of St. Louis’s nationally known residents, including baseball heroes Joe Garagiola and Lawrence “Yogi” Berra.

Rand McNally St Louis MO

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Rand McNally St Louis MO
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This detailed map of St. Louis, Missouri has complete coverage for the city and surrounding area, with an inset map for downtown, plus most major tourist and business districts. When you flip the map over, you will find a complete street index and a "city and vicinity" map of the entire metro area.


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