Linda Tate on April 27th, 2012

Titled “Crossing a St. Louis Street That Divides Communities,” the four-minute video from the BBC looks at the north and south sides of Delmar Boulevard. It’s definitely worth taking the time to view the video.

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Linda Tate on December 12th, 2011

If you’re on Facebook, you must add “Preserving St. Louis” as one of your friends. “St. Louis City Talk” is also fun — but “Preserving St. Louis” is just fantastic if you want to trip down memory lane and recall the places, sights, sounds (even tastes!) of St. Louis. “Preserving St. Louis” gives a brief […]

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Linda Tate on December 10th, 2011

Normally, I wouldn’t indulge in this kind of language — but this is a reference to a new Forbes article: “St. Louis Doesn’t Suck.” The author first points out the ways St. Louis is denigrated by people outside the metro area (see, for example, The Onion‘s farcical piece on St. Louis as an undesirable destination). […]

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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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Linda Tate on September 26th, 2011

Last month, I posted a brief entry about the train at the St. Louis Zoo. My cousin, Laura Schneider, is a faithful reader of The Wellston Loop — and she sent me some pics of her children and grandchildren enjoying the St. Louis Zoo train. We hope you enjoy the pics!

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Linda Tate on September 19th, 2011

I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to post this entry – but better late than never, as “they say.” Back in April, I got to go to St. Louis to visit my family and do some research for “The Wellston Loop.” Part of that research took me to the spectacular Museum of Transportation, described […]

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Linda Tate on September 12th, 2011

This week I want to give a big shout-out to JoAnn Croce, the editor of the Welhisco Flashlight, a newsletter for Wellston High School alums. Each month’s issue (available in print and online) is chock full of memories as well as recent news of Wellston alums (including birthdays!). Sometimes JoAnn even features excerpts from The […]

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Linda Tate on September 5th, 2011

In honor of Labor Day, I’d like to give a shout out to Rosemary Feurer’s book, Radical Unionism in the Midwest: 1900-1950 (U of Illinois P, 2006). Feurer focuses in particular on the rise of labor unions in electrical factories – especially those in St. Louis, including Wellston’s Wagner plant. Also worth checking out is […]

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