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April 2014

Fox Park – Adopt a Hydrant (04/24/14)

Fox Park – Adopt a Hydrant   Fox Park, Missouri was first settled by German immigrants in the early 1880s. These settlers were 1st and 2nd generation German settlers that were craftsmen. When you visit Fox Park, you will see…

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Shaw Neighborhood Once Called Prairie des Noyers (04/17/14)

Shaw Neighborhood Once Called Prairie des Noyers   The French once called Shaw Prairie des Noyers and in 1816 it was purchased by Captain William Chambers and Henry Shaw. Today, if you visit Tower Grove House and the Missouri Botanical Garden you…

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Tower Grove East/ La Petite Prairie (04/10/14)

Tower Grove East/ La Petite Prairie     Tower Grove East is a neighborhood in St. Louis, Missouri that was originally part of La Petite Prairie. Originally settled by the French with land held in common. Around 1800 the land was…

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Why visit Dogtown? (04/04/14)

  If you were in Dogtown in March, then you know that Dogtown is a traditionally Irish section of St. Louis and is best known for its annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Legend is that Dogtown got its name because  in 1875…

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