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Mini-Flood 16: Burnin’ Love Festival

Mini-Flood 16: Burnin' Love Festival

photograph by Jason Gray Popular opinion suggests that St. Louis was founded upon February 15, 1764. Still, arguments can be made for the important occassion having happened on either the 14th or 16th of February that year. Therefore, it is probably not such a big deal that Mother Nature...

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Mini-Flood 18: The Biggest Birthday Ball

Mini-Flood 18: The Biggest Birthday Ball

photograph by Janet Henrichs On February 16th, stl250 invited St. Louis residents and visitors to attend a fun and upbeat event at the Missouri History Museum that honored St. Louis’ 250th anniversary with food, music and performances that reflected our region’s history and traditions. In addition, the Museum unveiled...

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Mini-Flood 17: Reenactment of the Founding of St. Louis

Mini-Flood 17: Reenactment of the Founding of St. Louis

photograph by Patrick Gioia St. Louis was founded 250 years ago by Auguste Chouteau (then 14 years old), under the guise of Pierre Laclede. Some argument remains about whether this date was February 14th, 15th or 16th; a speculation in some part due to Chouteau’s difficult to read at...

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Mini-Flood 14: First Night Grand Center

Mini-Flood 14: First Night Grand Center

photograph by Alison Carrick First Night Grand Center is a yearly ritual in St. Louis that provides a family-friendly atmosphere for yearend revelers. However, on December 31, 2013, First Night was something more; it marked the beginning of a historic anniversary celebration for the city, 250 years in the...

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