March 21, 1904

St. Louis got a new water purification system just barely in time for the World’s Fair. Now St. Louis water no longer had “body.”

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.

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