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  • 10/15/18--21:19: Nelly
  • University City, Missouri.
    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 . . .

    (African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/15/18--21:25: Chic Young
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    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 . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Communications • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Naval Air Station, North Island, California.
    Commemorating The World's First Seaplane Flight Jan. 26, 1911. By Glenn H. Curtiss. His Seaplane was built here and flown from the waters of Spanish Bight San Diego, California.

    (Air & Space • Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Nokomis, Florida.
    Shakett Creek The naming of Shakett Creek dates back to the arrival of Jesse Knight's family to Nokomis in the late 1860s. They traveled overland from northeast of Tampa with covered wagons, buggies and mounted horses. When . . .

    (Natural Resources • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--10:03: Palmer Ranch
  • Sarasota, Florida.
    After her visit to Sarasota in 1910, Mrs. Potter (Bertha) Palmer and family began buying thousands of acres in the region. One large segment extended from their Sarasota-Venice Company's Bee Ridge development south to . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--10:06: William Saroyan House Museum
  • Fresno, California.
    This was the Fresno home of William Saroyan for the last 17 years of his life. In that time he wrote: 1964 — One Day in the Afternoon of the World 1966 — Short Drive, Sweet Chariot 1968 — I Used to Believe I had Forever, Now . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--10:08: 302-306 North Main
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    "Mr. Murry, the melodious and congenial proprietor of the Electric, has spared no time or money to make the Electric a place of entertainment and amusement to all who would kill time and troubles in a most enjoyable manner." . . .

    (Entertainment • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--10:09: 308 North Main
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    Longtime tobacco man, North Carolinian Silas Wright, owned the St. Charles Tobacco Company. By 1900, tobacco manufacturing had become a science. Wright flavored his company's plug and twist tobacco with licorice and other . . .

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--10:10: 311 North Main
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    The railroad brought touring companies including vaudeville shows, to the opera houses of America. The 1902 production of Uncle Tom's Cabin required two sixty-five foot special cars for the lavish sets and costumes. Tickets . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--10:11: 319 North Main
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    Henry Brocker was a house decorator, sign painter, and artist from Prussia. He specialized not only in wallpapering, but also graining, a technique that imitated expensive wood, and calcimining, a special whitewash for . . .

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--10:12: 323 & 329 North Main
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    In 1909, the St. Charles Coal & Ice Company made and delivered "artificial ice" for twenty-five to forty cents per hundredweight. If the customer "desired heat instead of cold," they delivered coal for three dollars a ton. . . .

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--10:12: 324 North Main
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    The pantaloon skirt on display in the window created a crowd. Bloomers, introduced in the 1850s, were loose fitting trousers worn by women under a mid-calf length skirt. Pantaloons, introduced at the turn of the century, . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--10:13: 334 North Main
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    When Bavarian brewmaster Jacob Moerschel owned this building, he rented it out as a saloon. Moerschel's White Pearl muenchner, and lager and beers were served, "manufactured directly therefrom the coolness and clearness of . . .

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--10:14: 340 North Main
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    Many hotels opened and closed in St. Charles during the railroad boom of the 1870s and 1880s. the Galt Hotel and saloon survived the railroad boom, Prohibition, the Great Depression, a tornado, and a runaway railroad car.

    (Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--10:17: 343 North Main
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    Highway bridge construction in 1903 and 1904 was delayed by ice, flood, a river current change, misrouted iron shipments, and a suit for damages filed by the owners of the three buildings on respective corners of North Main . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--10:18: 330 North Main
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    The first coal-powered incandescent light company in St. Charles started operation in 1894. Service was available evenings and nights only. Who needed electric lights during the day? Eventually, daytime service was made . . .

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--10:19: 437 North Main
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    During Prohibition, Moses Bowlen O'Bannon rented the two-story brick Green Tree Tavern from former brewer Charles Schibi. O'Bannon sold soft drinks and had a license to operate two billiard tables from 1921 until 1930. . . .

    (African Americans • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--10:20: The Plank Road
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    The beginning point of the "Western Plank Road," a toll road of two bits (25 cents) per person, extended nine miles to Cottleville, connecting with Boone's Lick Road. Stagecoaches left from St. Charles here at the Boone's . . .

    (Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--10:47: Mary Wicke
  • University City, Missouri.
    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 . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--11:18: Lee Falk
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    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 . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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