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James Baughn

St. Louis versus Chicago (Part 4)

Posted Friday, August 5, 2011, at 3:02 PM


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  • When I was a kid, I always thought of St. Louis as a dark, dirty and gritty city. When I go up to visit my brother these days, it's nothing like I remembered it.

    Must have been all of the coal that was burned in the early and mid-1900s.

    Here's an account of a bike ride my brother and I did to Chain of Rocks.


    -- Posted by ksteinhoff on Fri, Aug 5, 2011, at 10:06 PM
  • "Warning: do NOT go there unless you are prepared to spend hours jumping from bridge to bridge."

    ksteinhoff, this is a very apt description as I find myself losing track of time reading James's site.

    -- Posted by Danno5-0 on Mon, Aug 8, 2011, at 6:43 AM
  • In the early 70's, Union Station was deserted and vacant: no trains, people, hotels or shops. One could come and go as they pleased. There were people living in the upper reaches of the station. I would have to say that it's fate has improved since then.

    -- Posted by Hugh M Bean on Mon, Aug 8, 2011, at 3:33 PM