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Photo Flood 92: Affton

Photo Flood 92: Affton

photo by Tim Farmer This month’s flood was in the community of Affton in south St. Louis county. Affton is considered a census-designated place; it is unincorporated so it does not have a mayor, city hall, or even (technically) legal boundaries. Other south county communities such as Mehlville, Lemay,...

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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 79: Natural Bridge

Mini-Flood 79: Natural Bridge

photo by Sue Rakers Natural Bridge Road – so named because it once utilized a natural limestone bridge to cross over Rocky Branch Creek in the city – is one of the original (1840’s) major thoroughfares of north St. Louis, starting deep in the city and making a nearly...

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Mini-Flood 12: Grant’s Farm

Mini-Flood 12: Grant's Farm

photograph by Jeni Kulka A Busch family legacy, Grant’s Farm is a 281-acre animal preserve and attraction that has been enjoyed by St. Louis residents for more than fifty years. AB-InBev currently owns the Park, and thankfully, continues to operate it as most of us fondly remember. Grant’s Farm...

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Mini-Flood 11: Lone Elk Park

Mini-Flood 11: Lone Elk Park

photograph by Jeni Kulka Lone Elk Park sits on the site of a former U.S. Military munitions testing area. Primarily, the accuracy of large caliber weapons and ammunition was the focus, and the facility was active during World War II and the Korean War. Many structures still exist in...

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