April 30, 1928

The Spirit of St. Louis flew its last flight, departing from Lambert Field and arriving in Washington, DC, where it was subsequently donated to the Smithsonian Institution. 

Rediscover Community on the Mother Road

Interstate 44 crosses Missouri from St. Louis to the Oklahoma state line, just west of Joplin, a length of 293 miles. For 235 of those miles, from St. Louis to Halltown, I-44 follows the route of what John Steinbeck called America’s “Mother Road”—the legendary Route 66.

April 25, 1969

Birthday of sportscaster and analyst, Joe Buck from St. Louis.

April 19, 1846

The Mercantile Library opened in St. Louis on this date thus becoming the first public library west of the Mississippi.

April 7, 1823

The first elections in St. Louis were held on this date. 

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." 

Form Follows (New) Function at Hotel Saint Louis

An iconic Louis Sullivan building in St. Louis takes on a new life as an upscale hotel.

March 6, 1866

William F. Cody married Louisa Frederici in St. Louis on this day. The next year Cody left Missouri to hunt buffalo providing meat for workers on the Kansas Pacific Railroad. He claimed to have killed 4,280 buffalo during that 17 month period. He became a showman known as "Buffalo Bill."

Next Little Bosnians

A new generation comes of age in one of America’s largest Bosnian communities.

Book Review: Great River City

A new coffee table book looks beneath the surface of St. Louis’s river history