February 15, 1978

St. Louisan, Leon Spinks, shocked the sports world when he beat Muhammad Ali in fifteen rounds for the World Heavyweight Crown. He and his brother, Michael, were the only brothers to ever hold world titles.


February 12, 1804

Birthday of Robert Campbell who, with William Sublette, founded the Rocky Mountain Fur Company. He became one of the richest men in St. Louis. His home, Campbell House is now a Museum.


Winter Floating

Brrrr, but you’ll see wildlife and have the river to yourself.


January 17, 1927

Birthday of humanitarian Dr. Thomas Dooley in St. Louis. He was a diligent medical pioneer in Southeast Asia and John F. Kennedy named Dooley as his inspiration for starting the Peace Corps.


The Struggle in The Show-Me State

Missouri’s role in the early civil rights movement.


The Best Things We Ate in 2020

In an atypical year for food, our staff got creative in the kitchen.


Soulful Songwriting

Cara Louise is working on her first full-length album.


Events Worth The Drive

Our top picks from around the state.


December 29, 1901

The World's Fair Company awarded a contract to construct a wooden tunnel to take the River Des Peres under the fairgrounds on this date in 1901.