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Mini-Flood 71: Jefferson Barracks County Park

Mini-Flood 71: Jefferson Barracks County Park

photo by Mark McKeown Jefferson Barracks was established as a military outpost in 1826, after Fort Belle Fontaine was decommissioned. Today, the Park houses several Museums, a National Cemetery, a skatepark and more. photo by Jackie Johnson

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Mini-Flood 70: Main Street, Saint Charles

Mini-Flood 70: Main Street, Saint Charles

photo by Bailey Elizabeth Rogers The historic district of Main Street in St. Charles, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, is well-preserved and is worth visiting any time of year.  In fact, we are planning return visits in different seasons.  But it takes on a...

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Mini-Flood 69: Pestalozzi Street

Mini-Flood 69: Pestalozzi Street

photo by Sue Rakers On this street walk, we are exploring Pestalozzi as it runs west through the heart of the Benton Park neighborhood, over I-55, and through the Anheuser-Busch brewery in south Soulard, where it is now a private street within the brewery compound, and terminates just before...

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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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