What’s with St. Louis?

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Date(s) - 10/15/2019
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Maplewood Public Library


This is part of our “Third Tuesdays at the Library” series.

Why are turtles incorporated into the wrought iron fence at the Old Court House? Can beaver be eaten during Lent? Why are pieces of metal track imbedded in some local streets? Who is “Sweet Meat” and should he be avoided?  These and other questions about St. Louis routinely perplex both natives and newcomers to the area.  Author Valerie Battle Kienzle continues her quest to find answers to some the Gateway City’s most puzzling questions, digging through countless archives and talking to local experts.  Part cultural study and part history lesson, the book reveals the backstories of many local places, events, and beloved traditions. Ms. Kienzle will be glad to enlighten you in this fascinating program.

Books will be available for purchase at the event, courtesy of the author.

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