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"Clang! clang! clang! Goes the trolley!"

Loop Trolley

 

Forest Park MetroLink

 
"Clang! clang! clang! Goes the trolley!" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 29, 2019
1. "Clang! clang! clang! Goes the trolley!" Marker
Inscription.  This station serves as a connector on the Loop Trolley system, taking passengers directly over the MetroLink light rail system. Here at Forest Park and DeBaliviere, visitors can connect to both the Red and Blue Line trains, traveling as far east as Scott Air Force Base in Shiloh, Illinois, or west to Lambert International Airport and Shrewsbury, Missouri.

At the time of the 1904 World's Fair, this area was a popular arrival point for tourists, leading directly to the main entrance. The Smith family, forever memorialized in MGM's 1944 movie musical "Meet Me In St. Louis" would have passed this junction on their way to the fairgrounds from their home at 5135 Kensington Avenue.
 
Erected by The Loop Trolley Company.
 
Location. 38° 38.904′ N, 90° 17.112′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on DeBaliviere Avenue just south of Pershing Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at a Loop Trolley stop, in front of a building that houses Boost Mobile and the Ocean Grill restaurant. It is
"Clang! clang! clang! Goes the trolley!" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 29, 2019
2. "Clang! clang! clang! Goes the trolley!" Marker
Located at the Loop Trolley stop
nearby the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 280 DeBaliviere Plac, Saint Louis MO 63112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Where Do We Place Our Public Assets? (approx. 0.2 miles away); Where Will Children Play? (approx. 0.2 miles away); How Else Can a Park Serve Its Community? (approx. 0.2 miles away); How Do We Understand the Past? (approx. 0.2 miles away); Take a Ride, Stroll or Bike on the "DeBaliviere Strip" (approx. mile away); The Urbanization of a Watershed (approx. mile away); A Fair Legacy: The Jefferson Memorial (approx. mile away); A Fair Legacy: The Art Museum (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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