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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. 

Dec 19, 2022

Long before youtube, or television for that matter, entertainment looked quite different. One artist's take on it was to make a 1,300 foot panorama of the entire Upper and Lower Mississippi, which toured from city to city to the delight of viewers. Just press play to hear the whole story.

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Nov 10, 2022

Some bands achieve fame, only to find themselves unable to recreate it with their subsequent recordings. They are, of course called, “one hit wonders.” One such band experience happened right here in St. Louis. Just Press play to hear the whole story. ———

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Nov 1, 2022

The St. Louis Zoo is a large place indeed, and there is much ground to cover in a visit to see the animals and sights. Starting in 1963, a new alternative to walking was given to the patrons of the zoo, a miniature rail line. Just press play to hear the whole story. ------ 

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Jun 24, 2022

Who knew that bicycling could be so scandalous? But in the late 1800's a bicycling craze would lead some women to dress in a way that was not in the social norms at the times.  Just Press play to hear the whole story.

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Jun 9, 2022

Bevo Mill is a well known landmark today, and it is thought of as being whimsical and fun.  Its origin story was, however, rooted in its being a propaganda tool to counter early 20th century calls for Prohibition.  Namely, to convince the public that the brewing industry has always been a harmonious contributor...