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St. Louis Regional history comes alive in this joint production by KDHX and the Missouri Historical Society. Stories of our past are connected with the present in these well researched and entertaining short presentations about the people, places, and events that have shaped who we are and who we are becoming. 

Jul 29, 2022

Discrimination can take many forms. When J.D. and Ethel Shelley simply tried to purchase a house, they found themselves involved in a landmark legal case to fight for their right to move into their property. They were battling a restrictive covenant that tried to exclude them based on their race. ———

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Jul 29, 2022

Flooding has historically been frequent in the St. Louis region, including the 1844 and 1993 floods, which are probably the most famous. In 1903 another major flood took its toll on the eastern side of the river. Just press play to hear the whole story.----- 

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Jul 20, 2022

Dogs are often called “man’s best friend.” When their population grows out of control, however, it can be quite the opposite. Just after the American Civil War, dog populations had become unmanageable in St. Louis, and rabies ran rampant, leading to… the dog wars. Just press play to hear the whole story....

Jul 14, 2022

The birth of Granite City on the east side of the Mississippi River is an interesting origin story. It involves two brothers, an invention, and a lack of space in St. Louis. Just press play to hear the whole story. -----

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Jul 13, 2022

Politics has always been a hot button issue in St. Louis, but in 1875, the average citizen would have had trouble keeping track of who the mayor of the city even was. In that one year, there were three plus one more who should have been there. Just press play to hear the whole story ——

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