More than 4 million people a year visit downtown St. Louis, but many never even think twice about the 250 years of history around them and beneath their feet. Virginia Publishing¹s new book, Walking Historic Downtown St. Louis, is a fact-filled, colorful guide to the city¹s most important landmarks.
Written by Charles Brennan, a popular broadcaster on News/Talk 1120 KMOX Radio, and Ben Cannon, a Rhodes Scholar from Washington University, Walking Historic Downtown St. Louis has more than 200 color photos, historic images and an easy-to-read map.
From the Gateway Arch to Dred Scott, from Mark Twain to the Eads Bridge, from Chief Pontiac to Mark McGwire, Walking Historic Downtown St. Louis gives readers ‹ and walkers ‹ a glimpse of the city¹s incredible history. Did you know, for example, that the baby shown on the new gold dollar coin was baptized in St. Louis? These and other little-known facts are presented in a lively, easy-to-read manner.
While it reads like a book, the 32-page guide folds to four inches wide for easy display in retail establishments ‹ and for handy use by walkers. It¹s the first book of its kind to capture the unique history of downtown St. Louis for visitors, history buffs and tourists.
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Book Description Virginia Publishing, 2000. Book Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP86378787