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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. 

Jan 1, 2024

If there is one song that is most closely identified with St. Louis, it would be "St. Louis Blues," by WC Handy.  It's been recorded over 1600 times and is, after all, the namesake of a certain hockey team.  Just press play to hear the whole story. ------

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Oct 16, 2023

For music lovers who came through St. Louis in the early 20th century, there was only one place in town to go, Tom Turpin’s Rosebud Cafe. This sprawling bar and nightclub was located on Market Street in the heart of the Chestnut Valley, a historic African American entertainment and gambling district. Just press play...

Sep 25, 2023

Just as the US flag had many iterations before it, in 1960, finally became what we know today, the city flag of St. Louis went through several versions before it arrived, in 1964, at the current version. Just press play to hear the whole story.

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Sep 11, 2023

Sometime phenomenons can begin as a hobby. The craze around Monster Trucks began with a man here in the St. Louis who just enjoyed Souping up his truck for extreme off roading. It, however, became big business over time, and his truck named "Big Foot" became an icon. Just press play to hear the whole story. 

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Aug 28, 2023

When thinking about brass band music, one probably instantly thinks about John Philip Sousa, but William Joseph Blue, a Black Man, spent his life sharing his passion for Brass music with the world as well, which is all well documented in his diary. Just press play to hear the whole story. -----
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