A very popular sight around St. Louis were the “milkmaids” who were very pretty young women, delivering the Pevely Dairy’s milk in wagons drawn by a pair of zebras.  

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 or buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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