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Mini-Flood 63: Market Street

Mini-Flood 63: Market Street

   photo by Dave Adams In 1812, a market containing 12 stalls opened on Rue de la Place, so the Americans starting calling it “the street where the market is”, and thus it eventually became Market Street. This virtual tour starts at historic Union Station (pictured above) on the...

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Mini-Flood 62: Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing Celebration

Mini-Flood 62: Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing Celebration

photo by Dave Adams The Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing Celebration, an annual commemorative event now in its 16th year, is themed this year to recall the unfair treatment of minorities (both racial and ethnic) in the “Anthropology Village” of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (aka 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair)....

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Mini-Flood 61: Cherokee Street

Mini-Flood 61: Cherokee Street

photo by Paul Sableman While no street is completely static, Cherokee Street is one that has seen remarkably dramatic changes over time and is still in flux as it passes through the space of four neighborhoods in a little over one mile.  In physics, the “space-time continuum” refers to...

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Mini-Flood 60: Fort Belle Fontaine County Park

Mini-Flood 60: Fort Belle Fontaine County Park

photo by Isaac Richardson Fort Belle Fontaine, the first U.S. Military fort west of the Mississippi, harbored Lewis and Clark upon return from their westward exploration in 1806. Though the stone structures appear very old, they are not a part of the original Fort. The walls and stairs were...

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Mini-Flood 59: North Grand Avenue

Mini-Flood 59: North Grand Avenue

photo by Michelle Bates Grand Avenue is a major north-south connecting route for the city, and the stretch we walked is the epicenter.  It is also on an east-west axis.  Washington Avenue, which we explored last month, bisects North Grand at this point.  Actually, this is the south end...

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Mini-Flood 58: Washington Avenue

Mini-Flood 58: Washington Avenue

photo by Joe Harrison One of the major east-west corridors in downtown St. Louis, essentially the north end of downtown, Washington Avenue connects to the Eads Bridge in the shadow of the I-44 (formerly I-70) overpass.  The cross-Mississippi traffic flowing through Washington Avenue was an economic boom after that...

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Mini-Flood 57: Chouteau Island

Mini-Flood 57: Chouteau Island

photo by Isaac Richardson A manmade island complex just across the river from the Riverview neighborhood in North St. Louis, Chouteau Island contains the eastern leg of the Chain of Rocks Bridge, a popular fishing area, and miles of trails. photo by Isaac Richardson

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Mini-Flood 56: Route 66 State Park

Mini-Flood 56: Route 66 State Park

photo by Joe Harrison Located on what was once the Mother Road, Route 66 State Park occupies land that was formerly the quaint riverside town of Times Beach. The Park features miles of trails for hiking, biking, horse riding and bird watching, as well as, a fantastic visitor center/museum....

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Mini-Flood 55: St. Louis Lambert International Airport

Mini-Flood 55: St. Louis Lambert International Airport

photo by Dave Adams It’s not very often that an institution as iconic to your community as St. Louis Lambert International Airport invites you out to make images both in front of and behind the scenes of what it is they do, so naturally, the opportunity to document “a...

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Mini-Flood 54: Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park

Mini-Flood 54: Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park

photo by Ann Aurbach Malcolm W. Martin was a St. Louisan dedicated to the cultural landscape of the city. After helping to plan the D-Day invasion in Normandy to end WWII, Martin returned home a decorated hero, and immediately set out to make even more of himself. He was...

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