You’ll soon find out. It still is ultra modern even though it was made in Maplewood quite a long time ago.
When I made the first Maplewood history book in 2008, I put a couple of pages at the rear about our heavy industry, mainly Sunnen, Cupples, and Mississippi Valley Structural Steel. MVSS and Cupples were gone by then. I always regretted that I couldn’t find anyone to interview who had worked at either one of them. So if you’re out there (or know someone who is), I’d still like to talk to you.
Speaking of that first book, The First One Hundred Years, Maplewood MO – Volume One, it is now on its third printing. Our C of C recently had another 250 copies printed bringing the total to about 1500. If you would like one give them a call at 314-781-8588. I’m sure they can arrange a safe way for you to pick up your copy at their headquarters, 7326A Manchester, just west of the hardware store. If you haven’t been in Scheidt Hardware for awhile, why not? It’s always a good time and they have something you need.
I’m sure I don’t need to remind anyone that a fresh copy of Maplewood History – Volume Two, hygienically wrapped in plastic, can be had at the hardware store for such a low price you’ll feel guilty about it.
Much thanks to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Chicago Tribune.
I feel pretty good about things these days. Biggest reason, I suppose, is that my wife and I are now vaccinated. No worries.
Doug Houser April 8, 2021