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St. Louis Sage

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Illustration by Britt Spencer

Besides all the buzz about the newfangled food at 1904 World’s Fair, there was also talk at the time of the new science of fingerprint identification. Read more

St. Louis Sage

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Illustration by Britt Spencer

"Indian Ball" is a practical way to play baseball even if you don't have enough players to field a team. Read more

St. Louis Sage

The Poynter Institute, the organization behind the Pulitzer Prize, once grew so frustrated with the dueling pronunciations, it polled a few real Pulitzers. Read more

History

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He was also one of the first Jews to live in Illinois before it became a state. Read more

St. Louis Sage

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Illustration by Britt Spencer

St. Louisans can thank John Wixford, a brilliant but eccentric chemist and city water department employee, who developed the Wixford Process. Read more

St. Louis Sage

St. Louis Sage

ILLUSTRATION BY BRITT SPENCER

St. Louis' Reverend Charles “Dismas” Clark believed in second chances; he’d grown up rough, the son of a coal miner in rural Illinois, and might’ve chosen crime himself. Instead, he became a Jesuit. Read more

St. Louis Sage

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Illustration by Britt Spencer

The interior of the St. Louis factory's five-story redbrick building is shrouded in pharmaceutical-level secrecy, lest anyone tamper or steal secrets. Read more

St. Louis Sage

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Illustration by Britt Spencer

Was it an act of generosity, a polite prank, or an exercise in one-upmanship? Read more

St. Louis Sage

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Illustration by Britt Spencer

The St. Louis Sage reflects on the story behind the King of Horror—and his culinary talents. Read more

St. Louis Sage

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Illustration by Britt Spencer

George Wood-Smith's architectural wonder once stood on the river bluffs near Bee Tree Park. Read more

St. Louis Sage

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Illustration by Britt Spencer

The St. Louis Sage reflects on the riverside amusement park that never came to fruition. Read more

St. Louis Sage

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Illustration by Britt Spencer

You knew St. Louis was German: the beer and sausage, the stern but glorious churches, those cool old Turnverein gyms in the city… But the Donauschwaben have a special, darker story, their name carved of necessity from the atrocities they suffered. Read more

St. Louis Sage

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Illustration by Britt Spencer

Well, it’s part nature, part culture, and part…pollution. Read more

St. Louis Sage

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Illustration by Britt Spencer

Unraveling the complex history of the mysterious statue. Read more

St. Louis Sage

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Illustration by Britt Spencer

The St. Louis Sage revisits the lore surrounding the famous sandbar, once the site of dramatic duels. Read more

St. Louis Sage

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Illustration by Britt Spencer

Police grumbled to reporters about their inability to nab “the only woman bookmaker in the city." Read more

St. Louis Sage

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Illustration by Britt Spencer

Unearthing the mystery of how a big pile of their bones ended up in an urban cave in St. Louis city. Read more

St. Louis Sage

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Illustration by Britt Spencer

It's a story that stretches back to before the construction of the interstate system. Read more

St. Louis Sage

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Illustration by Britt Spencer

Did the classic holiday poinsetta have its origins here? The question's simple—but the answer turns out to be rather complicated. Read more

St. Louis Sage

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Illustration by Britt Spencer

The Tivoli, The Fox, or the Hi-Pointe Theatre? Read more

St. Louis Sage

sage_fingerprints.jpg

Illustration by Britt Spencer

Besides all the buzz about the newfangled food at 1904 World’s Fair, there was also talk at the time of the new science of fingerprint identification. Read more

St. Louis Sage

Unknown.jpg

Illustration by Britt Spencer

"Indian Ball" is a practical way to play baseball even if you don't have enough players to field a team. Read more

St. Louis Sage

The Poynter Institute, the organization behind the Pulitzer Prize, once grew so frustrated with the dueling pronunciations, it polled a few real Pulitzers. Read more

History

St. Louis Sage - March 2019.jpg

Illustration by Britt Spencer

He was also one of the first Jews to live in Illinois before it became a state. Read more

St. Louis Sage

Sage_web.jpg

Illustration by Britt Spencer

St. Louisans can thank John Wixford, a brilliant but eccentric chemist and city water department employee, who developed the Wixford Process. Read more

St. Louis Sage

St. Louis Sage

ILLUSTRATION BY BRITT SPENCER

St. Louis' Reverend Charles “Dismas” Clark believed in second chances; he’d grown up rough, the son of a coal miner in rural Illinois, and might’ve chosen crime himself. Instead, he became a Jesuit. Read more

St. Louis Sage

StLouisSageTums.jpg

Illustration by Britt Spencer

The interior of the St. Louis factory's five-story redbrick building is shrouded in pharmaceutical-level secrecy, lest anyone tamper or steal secrets. Read more

St. Louis Sage

Sage-November-2018.jpg

Illustration by Britt Spencer

Was it an act of generosity, a polite prank, or an exercise in one-upmanship? Read more

St. Louis Sage

Unknown.jpg

Illustration by Britt Spencer

The St. Louis Sage reflects on the story behind the King of Horror—and his culinary talents. Read more

St. Louis Sage

stlouis_castleruins.jpg

Illustration by Britt Spencer

George Wood-Smith's architectural wonder once stood on the river bluffs near Bee Tree Park. Read more

St. Louis Sage

stl_mickeymouse.jpg

Illustration by Britt Spencer

The St. Louis Sage reflects on the riverside amusement park that never came to fruition. Read more

St. Louis Sage

Unknown.jpg

Illustration by Britt Spencer

You knew St. Louis was German: the beer and sausage, the stern but glorious churches, those cool old Turnverein gyms in the city… But the Donauschwaben have a special, darker story, their name carved of necessity from the atrocities they suffered. Read more

St. Louis Sage

sage_june.jpg

Illustration by Britt Spencer

Well, it’s part nature, part culture, and part…pollution. Read more

St. Louis Sage

may18-sage.jpg

Illustration by Britt Spencer

Unraveling the complex history of the mysterious statue. Read more

St. Louis Sage

peccaries.jpg

Illustration by Britt Spencer

Unearthing the mystery of how a big pile of their bones ended up in an urban cave in St. Louis city. Read more

St. Louis Sage

Unknown.png

Illustration by Britt Spencer

Did the classic holiday poinsetta have its origins here? The question's simple—but the answer turns out to be rather complicated. Read more

St. Louis Sage

Unknown.jpg

Illustration by Britt Spencer

The Tivoli, The Fox, or the Hi-Pointe Theatre? Read more

St. Louis Sage

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Illustration by Britt Spencer

Short answer: yes. Schottzie's Bar & Grill has been making them for years, and they're delicious. Read more

St. Louis Sage

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Illustration by Britt Spencer

Short answer: no. But the most important kindergarten may have been here. Read more

St. Louis Sage

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Illustration by Britt Spencer

“The Wainwright would become the common ancestor to every tall building that followed," says Andrew Wanko, public historian at the Missouri History Museum. Read more

St. Louis Sage