Linda Tate on October 31st, 2011

Oh, boy, do I remember Griffith School Elementary school picnics at Chain of Rocks Amusement Park in North St. Louis County (right near the Chain of Rocks Bridge, along the Mississippi River). Who can forget the anticipation as we got closer to the big day? Who can forget racing for the Mad Mouse roller-coaster, ready […]

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Linda Tate on October 24th, 2011

This video comes from KETC and features a nostalgic look back at the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s in North County. The video is based on Cruizin’ North County, a book by Craig Kaintz and Bill Kasalko. Even though I wasn’t born until 1960, a lot of the memories they share ring true for me too. […]

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Linda Tate on October 17th, 2011

My grandfather, Art Landsbury, would have been very proud of his Cards, who are headed to the World Series, after their 12-6 victory over the Brewers last night. Back in the day,¬†Grandpa would have been huddled up at the kitchen table with his transistor radio, a cold Stag beer, and a fresh pack of Raleigh […]

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Linda Tate on October 10th, 2011

Read one person’s take on Thomas Wolfe’s adage, “You can’t go home again.” You’ll find it here on the St. Louis Today website (the site for the Post-Dispatch). Note that the writer gives a shout-out to the Wellston Loop and to the Wellston and Hodiamont streetcars. Yea! Interested to hear your responses to this short […]

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