May 10, 1957

On this date in Missouri history, African American entrepreneur Annie Pope Malone dies. She grew her small business into a household name in the early 1900s, making her one of the wealthiest women in St. Louis.

Kids sledding on Art Hill. AdobeStock photo

January 5, 1905

This date in Missouri history: Employees taking down the World’s Fair in 1905 discovered the fine qualities of the snow-covered hill in front of what is now the St. Louis Art Museum. It proved to be a great place for toboggans. Today’s sledders look for every opportunity to use Art Hill for the same purpose.