Archive for category: Mini-Flood

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

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

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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Mini-Flood 85: Paint Louis

Mini-Flood 85: Paint Louis

Photo by Mike Matney As a celebration of graffiti art and hip-hop, Paint Louis is an annual event along the floodwall just south of the Gateway Arch. It is free and open to the public. With its humble beginnings of local artists wanting a space to express themselves, it...

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Mini-Flood 84: St. Louis Fringe Festival

Mini-Flood 84: St. Louis Fringe Festival

photo by Robert Crowe STL Fringe Fest has been a primary outlet for independent and alternative stage productions since 2011. Following a national model, the Fringe Fest owes its name and spirit of programming to an event established in Scotland in 1947, to provide a platform for a variety...

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Mini Flood 83: Festival of Chariots

Mini Flood 83: Festival of Chariots

  Photographer Joe Harrison Chariot Festival This year’s Chariot Festival was held at Creve Coeur Memorial Park. The festival, known as Ratha Yatra involves a parade that begins with hundreds of people pulling a 36′ tall chariot carrying the form of Krishna. The festival was organized by the International...

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Mini-Flood 82: St Charles Rock Road

Mini-Flood 82: St Charles Rock Road

photo by Valerie Rippey St Charles Rock Road is a major thoroughfare in northwest St. Louis County, and many relics of its long and glorious history are still visible. Before we explore, here’s a little historical background… St Charles Rock Road was the first road to traverse St. Louis...

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Mini-Flood 81: Historic Route 66

Mini-Flood 81: Historic Route 66

photo by Joe Rakers Route 66 was immortalized by John Steinbeck who called it “the mother road” in The Grapes of Wrath.  It inspired a hit song (“Get your kicks on Route 66”) and a TV show (“Route 66”).  The Phillips 66 Company is named after Route 66, where...

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Mini-Flood 80: Quarantine

Mini-Flood 80: Quarantine

photo by Ann Aurbach Friends and readers, we’ve had some unusual days as of late, but no matter what the universe has thrown our way over the last 7.5 years, Photo Flood Saint Louis has never shied away from documenting it. It was therefore imperative that we do something...

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