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Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Harriett Woods — Born June 2, 1927
Dedicated to women's participation at all levels of government, Harriett Woods began her political career on the University City Council in 1967 and became the first woman elected statewide in Missouri in 1984. As a State Senator and as Lieutenant . . . — Map (db m124622) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Harry Caray — Born March 1, 1920
Born Harry Christopher Carabina, he grew up at 1909 LaSalle St. in St. Louis and attended Dewey School and Webster Groves High School. He played two local semi-pro baseball teams before starting his radio career. After announcing both Cardinals and . . . — Map (db m124758) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Henry Armstrong — Born December 12, 1912
The only boxer to hold world titles in three weight classes simultaneously, Henry Armstrong moved to St. Louis as a young boy and he was an honor student at Vashon High School. Known as "Perpetual Motion," he dominated feather, welter and . . . — Map (db m124637) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Henry Shaw — Born July 24, 1800
Henry Shaw, only 18 when he came to St. Louis, was one of the city's largest landowners by age 40. Working with leading botanists, he planned, funded and built the Missouri Botanical Garden, which opened in 1859. Shaw donated the land for Tower . . . — Map (db m124697) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Henry Townsend — Born October 27, 1909
A great Blues guitarist and pianist, Henry Townsend grew up near Cairo, Illinois. After moving to St. Louis, he made his first record in 1929. During the 1930s, he played with many of the early Blues giants, including Walter Davis, Roosevelt Sykes . . . — Map (db m124662) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Howard Nemerov — Born March 1, 1920
Howard Nemerov graduated from Harvard in 1941, served in World War II and began teaching in 1946. His first volume of Poetry, "The Image and the Law," was published the next year, in 1969 he became professor of English at Washington University. In . . . — Map (db m124948) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Ike Turner — Born November 5, 1931
Ike Turner played a profound role in shaping American music. His band's 1951 single "Rocket 88" is often regarded as the first Rock & Roll records. As a talent scout and A&R man, he discovered or recorded many Blues legends, including Elmore James, . . . — Map (db m124541) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Irma Rombauer — Born October 30, 1877
Already known as one of the city's most charming hostesses, St. Louis native Irma Rombauer risked her own funds to publish "The Joy of Cooking" in 1931. As the Depression forced more American families to cook for themselves, Rombauer's wit and . . . — Map (db m124629) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Jack Buck — Born August 21, 1924
John Francis Buck joined Harry Caray in 1954 to announce St. Louis Cardinals baseball games. Their fourteen-year partnership has been called the greatest broadcast team in baseball history. Buck went on to become the anchor of the Cardinals . . . — Map (db m124752) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Jackie Joyner-Kersee — Born March 3, 1962
The greatest female athelete of the 20th century, Jackie Joyner-Kersee grew up in East St. Louis and was a two-sport all-American at Lincoln High. She won six Olympic medals, including two golds and a silver in the grueling heptathlon. Battling . . . — Map (db m124553) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Jackie Smith — Born February 23, 1940
With his rare combination of size, speed and competitive intensity, Jackie Smith redefined the position of tight end in the NFL. The St. Louis Cardinals drafted the Louisiana track and football star in 1962, and he became a fixture with the Big Red . . . — Map (db m124540) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — James B. Eads — Born May 23, 1820
The great Mississippi River Bridge which bears his name is the best known of the self-educated genius' achievements. In addition, at age 22, James Eads devised the first diving bell to salvage sunken cargoes from the bottom of the river. When the . . . — Map (db m125039) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Jimmy Connors — Born September 2, 1952
A fiery left-hander known for his two-fisted backhand, Jimmy Connors grew up in East St. Louis and Belleville, Illinois. Playing tennis from the age of two, Connors thrived in St. Louis' active tennis scene and honed his amazing service return on . . . — Map (db m124551) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Joe Garagiola — Born February 12, 1926
Joseph Henry Garagiola grew up on Elizabeth Street in the St. Louis neighborhood called the Hill. Signed at 16 by Branch Rickey, Garagiola played for the Cardinals in five seasons, including the 1946 championship year. After his pro career ended in . . . — Map (db m124701) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — John Danforth — Born September 5, 1936
Already nicknamed "Senator" at Country Day High School, St. Louisan John Danforth was elected Missouri's Attorney General in 1968. He won a U.S. Senate seat in 1976 and for the next 18 years unified the Senate on difficult issues, including his . . . — Map (db m124707) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — John Goodman — Born June 20, 1952
A native son of Affton in St. Louis County, John Goodman studied drama at Southwest Missouri State and later made his mark with distinctive, often hilarious character performances in films such as "True Stories" and "Raising Arizona." Drawing on his . . . — Map (db m124671) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — John Hartford — Born December 30, 1937
Growing up in University City and attending John Burroughs School, John Hartford was drawn to river life and the music of the banjo and fiddle. He earned two Grammys in 1967 for "Gentle on My Mind," one of the most recorded broadcast songs ever. . . . — Map (db m124624) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Johnnie Johnson — Born July 8, 1924
Self-taught pianist Johnnie Johnson settled in St. Louis in 1952 and formed the Sir John Trio. He asked Chuck Berry to sit in that New Year's Eve, and a magical, half-century collaboration was born. Johnson provided the driving undercurrent on many . . . — Map (db m124635) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Joseph Pulitzer — Born April 10, 1847
A native of Hungary, Joseph Pulitzer emigrated to the U.S. in 1864 and served in the Union Army during the Civil War. He moved to St. Louis in 1868, to work as a reporter for a German-language newspaper. He bought the bankrupt St. Louis Dispatch in . . . — Map (db m124929) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Josephine Baker — Born June 3, 1906
As a child in St. Louis, Josephine Baker rummaged for coal behind Union Station and for food behind Soulard Market. At age 13, she waitressed at the Chauffeurs' Club on Pine Street and danced with a minstrel band. In 1925 she went to Paris with the . . . — Map (db m124765) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Kate Chopin — Born February 8, 1851
Katherine O'Flaherty, a member of one of St. Louis' oldest families, attended the St. Louis Academy of the Sacred Heart. When she married New Orleans native Oscar Chopin, she encountered the Creole culture which provided settings for many of her . . . — Map (db m124706) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Katherine Dunham — Born June 22, 1909
While studying anthropology at the University of Chicago, Katherine Dunham was also active as a dancer. Field trips to the West Indies allowed her to study native dances and folklore, which she incorporated into her work to form an exotic and unique . . . — Map (db m124768) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Kay Thompson — Born November 9, 1909
Known as Kitty Fink at Soldan High and Washington University, St. Louis-born Kay Thompson began her career as a singer in Hollywood. At MGM she wrote and arranged songs for her films like "The Ziegfeld Follies" and "The Harvey Girls" in 1946. . . . — Map (db m124555) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Kevin Kline — Born October 24, 1947
A St. Louis native and Priory School graduate, Kevin Kline won Tony Awards for "On the Twentieth Century" and "The Pirates of Penzance" before leading roles in "Sophie's Choice" (1982) and "The Big Chill" (1983) made him a Hollywood star. Adept at . . . — Map (db m124633) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Leonard Slatkin — Born September 1, 1944
Leonard Slatkin studied violin, viola and piano as a child, and made his Carnegie Hall conducting debut at age 22. The leading American conductor of his generation, he was Music Director of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra in 1979. He has earned . . . — Map (db m124704) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Lou Brock — Born June 18, 1939
The greatest base stealer of his era, St. Louis Cardinal Louis Clark Brock was only the 14th player to have 3,000 hits. After three seasons with the Chicago Cubs, Brock joined the Cardinals in 1964 and fueled their World Series victory. During his . . . — Map (db m124666) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Marianne Moore — Born November 15, 1887
Born in Kirkwood, Poet Marianne Moore was profoundly influenced by her early upbringing in the St. Louis area before her family moved to Pennsylvania. One of the most influential Modernists and an inspiration to generations of women poets, Moore is . . . — Map (db m125038) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Marlin Perkins — Born March 28, 1902
Marlin Perkins came to the St. Louis Zoo in 1926 to work with the reptile collection. He became curator of the Buffalo Zoo in 1938. As director of Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo in 1949, he created the Peabody Award-winning television show "Zoo Parade." . . . — Map (db m124766) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Marsha Mason — Born April 3, 1942
Born in St. Louis, Marsha Mason began acting at Nerinx Hall High and Webster College. After nearly a decade on and off-Broadway, she catapulted to film stardom with "Cindarella Liberty" (1973), for which she received an Academy Award nomination and . . . — Map (db m124616) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Martha Gellhorn — Born November 8, 1908
Martha Gellhorn grew up at 4366 McPherson in St. Louis and graduated from John Burroughs in 1926. A gifted writer of novels and short stories--"In Sickness and In Health" won the 1958 O. Henry Award--Gellhorn's honest prose and reckless daring made . . . — Map (db m124544) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Mary Engelbreit — Born June 5, 1952
A dedicated artist from an early age, St. Louis native Mary Engelbreit sold her first greeting cards to a local store while attending Visitation Academy. Inspired by art from the 1920s and 1930s, she developed a style marked by colorful, richly . . . — Map (db m124549) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Mary Wickes — Born June 13, 1910
Born and raised in St. Louis, comedic actress Mary Wickes graduated from Beaumont High and Washington University. Her big break came in the 1935 Broadway hit "The Man Who Came to Dinner"; Wickes reprised her role in the 1941 film version, famous for . . . — Map (db m124709) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Masters & Johnson — Born December 27, 1915 & February 11, 1925
William Howell Masters began researching sexual function at the Washington University School of Medicine in 1954. Virginia Eshelman Johnson joined him three years later. Their investigation of the physical aspects of sexuality produced some of the . . . — Map (db m124685) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Maya Angelou — Born April 4, 1928
Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, was raised in segregated rural Arkansas. Her bestselling account of that upbringing, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," won critical acclaim in 1970. A leading literary voice of the . . . — Map (db m124764) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Michael McDonald — Born February 12, 1952
Born and raised in the Ferguson area of St. Louis, Michael McDonald attended McCluer High School and performed locally with the Majestics and Jerry Jay and the Sheratons before moving to Los Angeles in 1970. After two years with Steely Dan, McDonald . . . — Map (db m124570) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Mike Peters — Born October 9, 1943
One of America's preeminent cartoonists, Mike Peters was born and raised in St. Louis. After graduating from CBS High, he earned a fine arts degree at Washington University in 1965. By 1972 his editorial cartoons were syndicated nationally. In 1981 . . . — Map (db m124620) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Miles Davis — Born May 26, 1926
The year after his birth in Alton, Illinois, Miles Davis moved to East St. Louis. He played trumpet in the jazz band at Lincoln High School and was a member of Eddie Randle's Blues Devils (a.k.a. the Rhumboogie Orchestra). By 1948 he led his own bop . . . — Map (db m124705) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Mona Van Duyn — Born May 9, 1921
In 1947 Mona Van Duyn co-founded "Perspective: A Quarterly of Literature" with her husband, Jarvis Thurston. Moving to St. Louis in 1950, they published it for another 30 years. Van Duyn's first book of poetry, "Valentines to the Wide World," was . . . — Map (db m124945) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Nelly — Born November 2, 1974
Born Cornell Haynes, Jr., Nelly formed the St. Lunatics in 1993 with friends from University City High. His 2000 solo debut "Country Grammar" topped the billboard charts, sold over 9 million copies and put St. Louis Hip-Hop in the national . . . — Map (db m124668) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Ozzie Smith — December 26, 1954
The greatest defensive shortstop of all time, Osborne Earl "Ozzie" Smith anchored the thrilling "Runnin' Redbirds" teams that appeared in three World Series, winning in 1982. A spectacularly acrobatic yet rock-steady fielder, "The Wizard's" . . . — Map (db m124609) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Paul C. Reinert, S.J. — Born August 12, 1910
A dominant force in Saint Louis University's rise in national stature, Father Paul C. Reinert, S.J. earned three degrees there before joining the faculty in 1944. He was the university's president from 1949-1974 and chancellor from 1974-1990. . . . — Map (db m124611) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Peter Raven — Born June 13, 1936
Born in China, Peter Raven was a professor at Stanford University before moving to St. Louis in 1971 to head the Missouri Botanical Garden. Under his direction, it became the leading tropical plant research facility in the world. Its staff racing to . . . — Map (db m124776) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Phyllis Diller — Born July 17, 1917
Born Phyllis Ada Driver, she combined wild costumes untamed hair and a raucous laugh with self-deprecating monologues to create one of comedy's most popular characters. A 1955 club booking skyrocketed her to success: scheduled for two weeks, she . . . — Map (db m124689) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Pierre Laclede — Born November 22, 1729
French-born Pierre Laclθde Liguest arrived in New Orleans in 1755. He ventured up the Mississippi in 1763 to build a trading post after his firm won trading right in the Upper Louisiana Territory. Choosing a site near the mouth of the Missouri, he . . . — Map (db m124943) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Red Schoendienst — Born February 2, 1923
Albert "Red" Schoendienst joined the Cardinals in 1945, his first of over 50 consecutive years in a big league uniform. The Cardinals' second baseman for over a decade, his spectacular defense and solid hitting helped them capture the 1946 World . . . — Map (db m124631) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Redd Foxx — Born December 9, 1922
Redd Foxx starred in "Sanford and Son," one of television's most popular comedy series in the 1970s. Born John Elroy Sanford in St. Louis, he left home at age 16 to join a New York street band. Called red for his complexion, he adopted a baseball . . . — Map (db m124762) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Ridley Pearson — Born March 13, 1953
Ridley Pearson's initial success came in crime fiction, with series heroes like Detective Lou Boldt or standalone novels such as "The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer," which topped best-seller lists in 2002. After Pearson read "Peter Pan" to his daughter in . . . — Map (db m124714) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Robert Guillaume — Born November 30, 1927
An actor who defied racial stereotypes, Robert Guillaume grew up in Downtown St. Louis and studied music at Washington University. After building a successful stage and career, in 1977 he assumed his trademark role as Benson. Guillaume insisted that . . . — Map (db m124623) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Robert McFerrin, Sr. — Born March 19, 1921
Baritone Robert McFerrin moved to St. Louis in 1936 and began classical voice training at Sumner High. He sang on Broadway and with the National Negro Opera Company, and in 1955 became the Metropolitan Opera's first African-American male soloist. . . . — Map (db m124710) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Rogers Hornsby — Born April 27, 1896
Baseball's greatest right-handed hitter, Rogers Hornsby was the cornerstone of the Cardinals' first winning era. He won a total of seven batting titles, including his 1924 century-best mark of .424. Also a powerful hitter, he led the league in . . . — Map (db m124567) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Sally Benson — Born September 3, 1897
Sally Benson was born and raised in her house at 5135 Kensington Avenue in St. Louis before her family moved to New York. Benson wrote nearly 100 short stories for "The New Yorker," including a series titled "5135 Kensington" about the 1904 St. . . . — Map (db m124713) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Scott Joplin — Born November 24, 1868
In the 1880s & 90s, as Ragtime music evolved from the African rhythms of its creators' heritage, its greatest composer, Scott Joplin, was often in St. Louis, playing piano in the bawdy houses and saloons of Market and Chestnut Streets. He moved to . . . — Map (db m124667) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Shelley Winters — Born August 18, 1922
Born Shirley Schrift in an apartment on Newstead Ave. in St. Louis, she was in the Veiled Prophet Pageant at age four. She left high school to become a model, studying acting at night. A gifted performer who fought Hollywood's stereotypes, Shelley . . . — Map (db m124759) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Stan Musial — Born November 21, 1920
Stan Musial was one of the greatest players in the history of baseball. A gentleman both on the field and off, "Stan the Man" played his entire 22 year professional career with the St. Louis Cardinals. He had a lifetime .331 batting average, with . . . — Map (db m124676) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Stanley Elkin — Born May 11, 1930
Since his first novel was published in 1964, Stanley Lawrence Elkin's literary stature has grown unabated. A New York Times reviewer said, "No serious funny writer in this country can match him." Elkin became an English instructor at Washington . . . — Map (db m124944) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Susan Blow — Born June 7, 1843
The average poor child in 1860s St. Louis completed three years of school before being forced to work at age 10. Susan Elizabeth Blow addressed that problem by offering education to children earlier. Applying Friedrich Froebel's theories, she opened . . . — Map (db m124687) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Tennessee Williams — Born March 26, 1911
One of the greatest twentieth century playwright, Tennessee Williams attended Soldan and University City High Schools, and Washington University, before graduating from the University of Iowa. His plays explore what he called "the unlighted sides" . . . — Map (db m124679) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — The Rockettes — Born 1925
In 1925 Russell Markert formed the "Missouri Rockets," a 16-member dance line that performed before feature films at the Missouri Theater on Grand Avenue. Seven years late the group's performance at the opening night of Radio City Music Hall led to . . . — Map (db m124754) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Theodore Link — Born March 17, 1850
One of the city's greatest architects, German-born Theodore Link came to St. Louis in 1873. He designed over 100 buildings, including his home at 5900 West Cabanne Place, mansions at 29 and 38 Portland Place, and Grace Methodist Church on Skinker . . . — Map (db m124779) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Tina Turner — Born November 26, 1939
Her powerful voice and the raw intensity of her stage shows brought Tina Turner Rhythm & Blues fame in the 1960s. Born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee, she moved to St. Louis at age 16. She was a student at Sumner High School when she joined . . . — Map (db m124686) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Tom Eagleton — Born September 4, 1929
Raised at 4608 Tower Grove Place, Thomas Eagleton was only 27 when elected St. Louis Circuit Attorney. He served as Missouri's Attorney General and Lieutenant Governor, won a U.S. Senate seat in 1968, and sought the Vice Presidency in 1972. He was . . . — Map (db m124534) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Trolleys, Cars and Carriages. Oh My! — Loop Trolley — Leland Westbound —
In an ever-changing world, it's always interesting to see how trends in transportation come full circle. In this picture from 1923, you can see an example of three different types of streetcars. The #1157 streetcar is preparing to make its loop back . . . — Map (db m133105) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Ulysses S. Grant — Born April 27, 1822
Upon graduating from West Point in 1843, Ulysses S. Grant was assigned to Jefferson Barracks, near St. Louis. There he married Julia Dent, whose family estate, White Haven, was nearby. He left the Army in 1854 to work his wife's farm, which he . . . — Map (db m124947) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Vincent Price — Born May 27, 1911
Called "The King of Horror," Vincent Price is best known for his villainous roles in more than 100 films, as well as many stage and the television productions, but his accomplishments cover a much broader range. He is a connoisseur of fine art and . . . — Map (db m124767) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Virginia Mayo — Born November 30, 1920
Noted for her striking beauty, Virginia Mayo was one of the most successful actresses of the 1940s and 1950s. Born Virginia Jones in St. Louis, she began training at her aunt's drama school at age six. She graduated from Soldan High School and . . . — Map (db m124643) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Walker Evans — Born November 3, 1903
Photographer Walker Evans was born in St. Louis in his family home at 4468 McPherson. An artist who sought truth and transcendence in ordinary subjects, his most famous work documents the Depression, including the stark portraits of Southern tenant . . . — Map (db m124561) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — William "Bill" Clay — Born April 30, 1931
A native St. Louisan, William L. Clay graduated from St. Louis University in 1953 before serving in the Army. After his election in 1959 as a St. Louis alderman, Clay became Missouri's first African-American Congressman in 1968. During his 32 years . . . — Map (db m124718) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — William B. Ittner — Born September 4, 1864
Unhappy with the prison-like schools of his youth, St. Louis-born architect William B. Ittner devoted his life to improving education through better school design. Appointed St. Louis School Board Commissioner in 1897, he designed open buildings . . . — Map (db m124543) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — William Burroughs — Born February 5, 1914
Born at 1664 Pershing Avenue, William Burroughs attended community school and John Burroughs School. We was a cub reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 1935, during World War II. Burroughs met Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, forming the core . . . — Map (db m124690) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — William Clark — Born August 1, 1770
After the Louisiana purchase in 1803, Thomas Jefferson asked William Clark and Meriwether Lewis to explore the newly-acquired but uncharted northwest. An Army Captain, Clark set off with Lewis from St. Charles on May 14, 1804, and vividly chronicled . . . — Map (db m124513) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — William Danforth — Born April 10, 1926
Grandson of the founder of Ralston-Purina, William Danforth took his family's deep belief in education and public service to heart. After serving as a doctor in the Navy, Danforth returned to St. Louis and joined Washington Unviersity's medical . . . — Map (db m124626) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — William Gass — Born July 30, 1924
A consummate author with a philosopher's training, William Gass joined the Washington University faculty in 1969 and received an endowed chair in 1979. Gass introduced audiences to his polished, energetic prose with the 1966 novel "Omensetter's . . . — Map (db m124634) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — William Greenleaf Eliot — Born August 5, 1811
Coming to St. Louis in 1834 to found a Unitarian church, Minister William Greenleaf Eliot devoted his life to improving his adopted city. Eliot was pivotal in developing the public school system and many other educational and philanthropic . . . — Map (db m124568) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — William Inge — Born May 3, 1913
Born in Independence, Kansas, William Inge taught at Stephens College before coming to St. Louis as the Star Times drama critic in 1943. Encouraged and inspired by Tennessee Williams, Inge finished his first play in 1947. While teaching at . . . — Map (db m124636) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — William T. Sherman — Born February 8, 1820
One of the greatest Civil War Generals, William T. Sherman first settled his family in St. Louis in 1851. The West Point graduate captured Atlanta in 1864 and then led the "March to the Sea," a scorched-earth campaign designed to end the South's . . . — Map (db m125037) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Willie Mae Ford Smith — Born June 23, 1904
The music we now call Gospel was thought too worldly in 1917 when Willie Mae Ford moved to St. Louis, but she was to change that. Rather than deny the power of the Blues, she enfolded it in her religious convictions to form a joyous new message of . . . — Map (db m124946) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Yogi Berra — Born May 12, 1925
Lawrence Peter Berra grew up on Elizabeth Street in the St. Louis neighborhood called the Hill. After heroic service in World War II, Yogi Berra joined the Yankees late in the 1946 season and hit a home run in his first at-bat. For the next 17 years . . . — Map (db m124703) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), Valley Park — 1935 Frisco Caboose
Nov. 3, 1998 1935 Frisco Caboose Original caboose #398 Originated in Valley Park, MO Moved to Ameren UE Country Club in 1962. Donated back to the parks and recreation of the city of Valley Park on Nov. 3, 1998. "A piece of history made . . . — Map (db m125003) HM

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