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Photography by Charles Clement Holt, courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society

A 5-cent cigar’s never really a 5-cent cigar. Read more

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The daring adventurer made headlines for narrowly escaping a storm Read more

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Generations of St. Louisans have flocked to the orchard, chasing a faint old memory like the wee pip of an apple. Read more

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Photo by Mac Mizuki, courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

Bob Dylan and the St. Louis Symphony both played the first festival. Read more

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Back then, dogs were a regular fixture in taverns, because they kept burglars at bay. Read more

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St. Louis Browns president Robert Lee Hedges created Ladies’ Day in 1912, offering free entry with a male escort. Read more

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Photography by Russell Froelich, courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

Visitors paid $1 to take “a mile-long journey through a strange land of beauty and mystery." Read more

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Photograph courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

Between 1920 and 1940, newspapers published stories about kitchen bands all over the country. Read more

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Photography courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society

Looking at these kindergarteners’ faces in this photo from the Missouri Historical Society, you get the feeling that some of them appreciate even those uneven paper stars hanging from the ceiling. Read more

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Photography courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

The St. Louis Flyers, a minor league hockey team, played for fourteen seasons, from 1928–1942. Read more

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Photography by W.C. Persons, courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

It seems weird to see politicians in pinstripes touring a sewer tunnel, but this one was remarkable. Read more

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