Here Are Our Favorite Places to Get Gooey Butter Cake in and Around St. Louis

Legends abound about the true origins of gooey butter cake, with one common denominator—like toasted ravioli, it is purported to be a mistake of glorious proportions.


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March 16, 1875

The W. J. Lewis a stern-wheeled mountain boat sank just north of the mouth of the Missouri.


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March 15, 1931

The final Missouri section of pavement was complete and Route 66 is opened between Rolla and Lebanon.


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February 24, 1859

The border war with Kansas was in full swing and the Missouri Legislature appropriated $30,000, almost a million dollars in today's money, to establish a military post on the…


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February 17, 1857

Iron County was established on this date.


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February 16, 1999

Police arrested several dozen people and maced many more when Fat Tuesday crowds got out of hand in St. Louis's Soulard Neighborhood.


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February 14, 1789

Colonel George Morgan and seventy colonists established the city of New Madrid on this date.


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February 10, 1856

The United States Supreme Court began hearing arguments in the landmark Dred Scott case.


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The Birdman of Salem

Artist David Plank can’t remember a time when he wasn’t drawn to birds. While his boyhood friends were busy kicking soccer balls and hitting baseballs, David was in the woods of…


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February 10, 1971

Satchel Paige was inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame.


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