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101 Things Every St. Louisan Must Do

The fundamentals of being a St. Louisan

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Every city’s got its own personality, and St. Louis is old enough and stubborn enough to have a distinct one. In human form, we’d probably be your favorite uncle, the one who scoops up little kids on his shoulders, takes them for ice cream, plays baseball with them, romps with the dog, goes to church or temple every weekend but stays out late the night before at the Greek Festival or Mardi Gras, drinking a cold one and telling stories. Here’s a checklist of that personality for you, trait by trait. Because there’s a big difference between just living in St. Louis and being a St. Louisan.  —Jeannette Cooperman 


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Mar 25, 2013 05:21 pm
 Posted by  Valene Price

Will enjoy checking this out !
One of my Son's photos is in your magazine and I would love a copy mailed to me in Snyder , Tx
"101 Things St Louisians "
Is there a possibility of that happening ??
Thanks So Much~ Valene Price

Mar 26, 2013 01:30 pm
 Posted by  StEmiraLouLou

You forgot sneaking past the cops to explore Zombie Road after dark, eating EVERYWHERE on the Hill especially Zia's (shout out to my childhood home!) and the VP Faire!

Mar 30, 2013 11:17 am
 Posted by  bdillon85

Can we get a printable version of the list without all of the pictures?

Apr 1, 2013 04:01 am
 Posted by  TKM13032

What number was go to Soulard Market? You have to buy fresh eggs, butter,bacon, and of course vegetables, don't forget your granny basket on wheels.

Apr 1, 2013 12:33 pm
 Posted by  kkellogg - stlmag

@BDILLON85: Here's our printable checklist, without the photos:

Apr 4, 2013 02:34 pm
 Posted by  RobynWright

Love the list. I have only done 34 of the items so far even though I have lived here all my life. There were several things I've been meaning to do and some new things I never new about.

Apr 16, 2013 04:53 pm
 Posted by  international

I would think that every St. Louisan should consider getting robbed in front of the Gateway Arch as a must do, as well as getting mugged on Laclede's Landing.

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