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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Skinker DeBaliviere, Missouri

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Location of Skinker DeBaliviere
    St. Louis (486)
    St. Louis County (416)
    Madison County, Illinois (152)
    St. Clair County, Illinois (112)
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1Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Aaaaallllll Aboard! — Loop Trolley — Delmar Loop Metrolink —
The 1928 Wabash Station was once served by the "Delmar" and "City Limits" streetcar lines, buses, and the Wabash railroad's intercity and commuter trains. When St. Louis decommissioned its Delmar streetcar #10 in 1964, service ended on what is now . . . Map (db m144364) HM
2Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Bob Pettit — Born December 12, 1932
Basketball legend Bob Pettit came to St. Louis with the Hawks in 1955. The ideal power forward, he averaged 26.4 points and 16.2 rebounds per game for his career. Pettit led the Hawks to the NBA Finals four times in five years, and in . . . Map (db m124798) HM
3Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Cedric the Entertainer — Born April 24, 1964
Berkeley High graduate Cedric "The Entertainer" Kyles first performed stand-up comedy at a St. Louis open mic night. His television career began as host of BET's "Comic View" and as co-star of the #1 ranked sitcom "The Steve Harvey Show," for which . . . Map (db m147811) HM
4Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Chic Young — Born January 9, 1901
Cartoonist Murat Bernard "Chic" Young grew up in St. Louis at 2248 Oregon Ave. and graduated from McKinley High in 1919. In 1930 Young created "Blondie," a comic strip featuring Blondie Boopadoop and her boyfriend Dagwood Bumstead. Readership jumped . . . Map (db m124799) HM
5Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Christine Brewer — Born October 26, 1955
Soprano Christine Brewer began her career singing in the choruses of the St. Louis Symphony and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. After winning the Metropolitan Opera auditions and the Richard Tucker Award in 1989, Brewer performed with top symphonies and . . . Map (db m124781) HM
6Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Curt Flood — Born January 13, 1938
Proclaimed "baseball's best centerfielder" on a 1968 "Sports Illustraded" cover, three-time All-Star Curtis Charles Flood played 12 seasons for the St. Louis Cardinal. Flood won seven straight Gold Gloves from 1963-1969, hit .293 for his career and . . . Map (db m124794) HM
7Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Donny Hathaway — Born October 1, 1945
Soul singer Donny Hathaway grew up in St. Louis and graduated from Vashon High School in 1963. Already an accomplished producer, composer and musician, in 1970 he released the album "Everything Is Everything," which included the R&B hit "The . . . Map (db m147750) HM
8Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Doris Roberts — Born November 4, 1925
Actress Doris Roberts was born in St. Louis, but moved to New York with her mother when she was young. In a career that began in 1951, Roberts performed in several Broadway productions and appeared in over 40 films, but was best known for her work . . . Map (db m124712) HM
9Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Frankie Muse Freeman — Born November 24, 1916
Frankie Muse Freeman began a celebrated legal career that spanned 60 years when she opened a private practice in St. Louis in 1949 Freeman was lead counsel in the 1954 landmark NAACP suit against the St. Louis Housing Authority, which . . . Map (db m124783) HM
10Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Hale Irwin — Born June 3, 1945
After winning the 1967 NCAA Golf Championship, Hale Irwin turned pro in 1964 an later settled in St. Louis. His first PGA Tour Victory came in 1971, and in 1974 he won the first of his 3 U.S. Open championships. A self-taught player, Irwin was known . . . Map (db m124801) HM
11Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Judy Rankin — Born February 18, 1945
St. Louis-born golf prodigy Judy Torluemke began playing at age 6 and honed her skills at the "Triple A" golf course in Forest Park. Described as one of the best prospects ever in a 1961 "Sports Illustrated" cover article, she turned pro in 1962 and . . . Map (db m124932) HM
12Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Lee Falk — Born April 28, 1911
Writer and cartoonist Lee Falk, originally named Leon Harrison Gross, was born and raised in St. Louis. Falk created and wrote the comic strip "Mandrake the Magician," which debuted in 1934 and featured a stage magician who used hypnosis and magic . . . Map (db m124785) HM
13Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Max Starkloff — Born September 18, 1937
Disabled in an auto accident in 1959, lifelong St. Louisan Max Starkloff never surrendered to dependence or inaction. In 1970 he co-founded Para-Quad, a pioneering center for independent living, and in 2003 he co-founded the Starkloff Disability . . . Map (db m124796) HM
14Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Mel Bay — Born February 25, 1913
Mel Bay bought his first guitar at age thirteen, taught himself to play and was performing publicly within a few months. He moved to St. Louis in 1933, where he fronted his own trio and taught up to 100 students per week. In 1947 Bay published his . . . Map (db m124803) HM
15Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Ntozake Shange — Born October 18, 1948
Born Paulette Williams, writer Ntozake Shange lived in St. Louis from 8 to 13 years of age on Windemere Place in the Ville. Her experiences in St. Louis infuse her work, especially the novels "Betsy Brown" (1985) and "Liliane: Resurrection of the . . . Map (db m124793) HM
16Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Rita Levi-Montalcini — Born April 22, 1909
In 1938, two years after graduating from the University of Turin, Italian neurobiologist Levi-Montalcini was forced to continue her research in a makeshift bedroom lab because Fascist laws barred Jews from academic careers. In 1946 she came to . . . Map (db m124931) HM
17Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Rocco Landesman — Born July 20, 1947
Broadway producer Rocco Landesman was born and raised in St. Louis. Where his family owned the Crystal Palace, a Gaslight Square cabaret that featured cutting edge theater and performers. Landesman developed and produced the Broadway musical "Big . . . Map (db m124942) HM
18Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Scott Bakula — Born October 9, 1954
Actor Scott Bakula was born in St. Louis and graduated from Kirkwood High in 1973. His first success came in the theatre, both on and off Broadway, and he was nominated for a Tony in 1988. Bakula became a household name as Dr. Sam Beckett on . . . Map (db m124788) HM
19Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — The 5th Dimension — Born 1965
St. Louis-born singers Billy Davis, Jr., Lamonte McLemore and Ron Townson joined with Marilyn McCoo and Florence LaRue to create the lush "Champagne Soul" sound of the 5th Dimension. The group's first top ten hits "Up, Up and Away" (1967) and . . . Map (db m147810) HM
20Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Tim McCarver — Born October 16, 1941
Tim McCarver debuted with the St. Louis Cardinals at the age of 17. A fine defensive catcher and a dangerous hitter. McCarver became a mainstay on the great Cardinals teams of the 1960s, an All-Star in 1966 and 1967, he played in four decades before . . . Map (db m124786) HM
21Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Whitey Herzog — Born November 9, 1931
Beloved Cardinals manager Dorrel "Whitey" Herzog enjoyed a solid, eight-year playnig career from 1956-1963, but in his own words, "baseball has been good to me since I quit trying to play it." He managed the Kansas City Royals to three straight . . . Map (db m124789) HM
22Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — William Holden — Born April 17, 1918
Actor William Holden was born near St. Louis in O'Fallon, Illinois. He vaulted to stardom in 1939's "Golden Boy," and the film's title stuck as Holden's nickname. He received the first of three Academy Award nominations for 1950's "Sunset . . . Map (db m124790) HM
Apr. 19, 2021