September 7, 1900

St. Louis Mayor Henry Ziegenhein just laughed when a group of citizens demanded better street lighting. Zeigenhein said, “We got a moon yet ain’t we?” Voters sent him packing in the spring elections.  

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.