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Mini-Flood 68: The Great KAMPout

Mini-Flood 68: The Great KAMPout

photo by Allen Casey KAMP is an adventure boutique located on South Jefferson near Cherokee Street. As of this writing, it is the only outdoor/travel store in the city, and to celebrate 6 months of being open, it held an all-day event called The Great KAMPout at Castlewood State...

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Mini-Flood 67: South Grand

Mini-Flood 67: South Grand

photo by Jennifer Mishra Earlier in the year we explored the stretch of North Grand which includes the Grand Center entertainment district and Saint Louis University.  The section of South Grand which is the focus of this article, begins only about one mile down the road but it is...

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Mini-Flood 66: Northside Trap Run

Mini-Flood 66: Northside Trap Run

photo by Ann Aurbach The Northside Trap Run is St. Louis’ first hip-hop themed 1 mile walk/5K run & festival aimed at empowering North St. Louis neighborhoods, and unifying grassroots, civic, educational, commercial and residential efforts to bridge the city’s north-south divide. Part of the mission of the Trap...

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Mini-Flood 65: Chariot Festival

Mini-Flood 65: Chariot Festival

photo by Joe Harrison The Chariot Festival in Tower Grove Park, is an event with a 5,000 year tradition, known as Ratha Yatra (very roughly, “chariot journey”). It involves a parade that begins with hundreds of people pulling a 36′ tall chariot carrying the form of Krishna. The Festival...

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Mini-Flood 64: Delmar Loop

Mini-Flood 64: Delmar Loop

photo by Annie Chartrand The Delmar Loop, or simply The Loop, is the colloquial label for the popular entertainment, shopping and dining district on Delmar Boulevard between Kingsland Avenue to the west and Rosedale Avenue about three-quarters of a mile to the east.  In 2007, the American Planning Association...

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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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