St. Louis arch in the Flood of '93 in St. Louis

December 10, 1908

The St. Louis police showed off their new electric police car. Called the ìSpeed Buggy,î it was manufactured by Studebaker and could actually go 60 mph!

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.