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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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Photo Flood 88: Mark Twain

Photo Flood 88: Mark Twain

photo by Mike Matney Mark Twain is a north side residential neighborhood that sits between Bellefontaine Cemetery and Interstate 70. It is a mixture of the past and present, that tests the positive and negative aspects of both. photo by Sue Rakers

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Photo Flood 87: O’Fallon

Photo Flood 87: O'Fallon

photo by Sue Rakers The O’Fallon neighborhood in North St. Louis has a history with many parallels in the region. It’s origins mimic those of the far south in the city, while its transition during the Rust Belt and Civil Rights eras imitates those of its north side peers...

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Photo Flood 86: Alton

Photo Flood 86: Alton

photo by Sue Donovan Alton is a city in Illinois, that is situated in an area where the Illinois, Missouri and Mississippi Rivers all converge. A river town through and through, Alton blends a mixture of history, mystery, beauty and determination in a way that few communities anywhere can...

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Photo Flood 85: St. Charles

Photo Flood 85: St. Charles

photo by Michelle Bates St. Charles is Missouri’s third oldest city, and celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2019. It is also the State’s first capital, and was an important departure point for westward exploration and expansion. It is a city rich in history, though perhaps most alive today. photo...

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Photo Flood 84: Cheltenham

Photo Flood 84: Cheltenham

photo by Jan Markham For being so far from the riverfront, Cheltenham is a neighborhood with a surprisingly long history. It has been synonymous with rejuvenation, education, entertainment, and perhaps most notably, the distinctive red bricks that make up much of the physical footprint of St. Louis. photo by...

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Photo Flood 83: Webster Groves

Photo Flood 83: Webster Groves

photo by Michelle Bates Webster Groves is a suburb of St. Louis, with its own storied history. A classic college town, Webster has a range of activities of interest to young and old alike. photo by Maureen Minich

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Mini-Flood 76: The Grove

Mini-Flood 76: The Grove

photo by Maureen Minich On this street walk, we explored a lively section of Manchester known as The Grove, in the center of the Forest Park Southeast (FPSE) neighborhood, which we successfully flooded on a beautiful Spring morning in 2015. We wanted to come back and focus on The Grove...

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Photo Flood 82: Southampton

Photo Flood 82: Southampton

photo by Sue Donovan Southampton is perhaps the best, least-guarded secret gem in St. Louis. A seemingly sleepy residential neighborhood, with the city’s most notable collection of STL style gingerbread houses, harbors a charming commercial corridor on the upswing at its heart. photo by Sue Donovan

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