Mini-Floods

Mini-Flood 88: Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

Mini-Flood 88: Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

photo by Mark McKeown Among the more interesting and storied of St. Louis bridges, Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, with its characteristic 30-degree curve in the middle, was the entryway for Route 66 into Missouri. Today, this pedestrian-only bridge offers sweeping views of the Mississippi River, while at its...

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Mini-Flood 87: Fort de Chartres State Historic Site

photo by Mark McKeown Site of the original French Colonial fort and later occupied by the British, Fort de Chartres is today a faithful recreation of what European life in the Mississippi Valley was really like. photo by Sue Rakers

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Mini-Flood 86: August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area

photo by Jim Harter August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area is a nearly 7,000-acre wildlife and recreation area that includes more than two dozen lakes/ponds, a firearm and archery range, miles of hiking trails and more. During World War II, some of the area was used by the military...

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Photo Floods

Photo Flood 128: Downtown West

Photo Flood 128: Downtown West

photo by Joe Harrison Some will argue that Downtown West is more “Downtown” than Downtown, and they definitely have some good reasons why that may be, including that it is one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in St. Louis. In fact, a lot has changed since even our last...

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Photo Flood 127: The Patch

photo by Diana Linsley In the very southern tip of the City of St. Louis, lays a neighborhood that many from the region either overlook or don’t even know exists. Unfortunate circumstances for a neighborhood that was central to so much river industry for many years, including St. Louis’...

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Photo Flood 126: Collinsville

Photographer Mike Matney Home to the world’s largest ketchup bottle, Collinsville straddles Madison and St. Clair counties in Illinois; Belleville lies to the south, Edwardsville to the north, and is only 15 miles from downtown St. Louis. The city has a population of 24,366 according to the last census....

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