Friday, April 11, 2014

Amazing St. Louis by Charlie Brennan

Amazing St. Louis by Charlie Brennan, 262 pages

250 years of amazing and interesting facts about St. Louis are included in this book. The world's tallest man is from Alton, Illinois.  St. Louis hosted the 1st Summer Olympics.  One peculiar story had to do with a young Larry Connors who was a reporter at the time in Texas when he busted a whorehouse in Texas. Another very interesting fact is that O'Hare Airport in Chicago is named for a war hero who grew up in St. Louis and never lived in Chicago.  My favorite story is that Walt Disney almost built Disney World in St. Louis, if it had not been for the Busch's family love of beer.

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