Episode 11 - Mr. Eads and His Bridge
Show-Me History Podcast
by River City Productions LLC
4M ago
Once the icon of St. Louis, and originally named the Illinois and St. Louis Bridge, Eads Bridge is a significant piece of engineering history. It was the first permanent bridge to span the Mississippi River and was developed and built by self-taught engineer, James Eads. All research, editing, and production done by River City Productions for Show-Me History. We can be reached at podcast@showmehistorystl.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/showmehistorystl, or on Twitter at twitter.com/ShowMe_History. Please take a moment to drop us a comment and rate us on whatever platform you're listening on ..read more
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Episode 09 - 1849 in St Louis part 3
Show-Me History Podcast
by River City Productions LLC
5M ago
Part 3 of our trifecta of episodes about 1849 in St. Louis finds us discussing yet ANOTHER fire, race riots, and our city's unfortunate past with slavery. Thank you for listening. Please subscribe and leave a review. Feedback is greatly appreciated ..read more
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Episode 08 - Ballooning in St. Louis
Show-Me History Podcast
by River City Productions LLC
5M ago
Every September, thousands of St. Louisans gather in Forest Park to take part in the Great Forest Park Balloon Race. Have you ever wondered why? Or how it started? Look (or listen) no further! Join us as we give you a quick history lesson about one of St. Louis's most unique events! Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave a rating, or reach out to us at podcast@showmehistorystl.com, or at facebook.com/showmehistorystl. Thanks again ..read more
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Episode 07 - 1849 in St. Louis part 2
Show-Me History Podcast
by River City Productions LLC
5M ago
As if a cholera epidemic sweeping through the city wasn't bad enough, in 1849 a great fire swept through the city, destroying hundreds of buildings in the process and leaving a large portion of the city in ruins ..read more
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Episode 06 - 1849 in St. Louis (part 1)
Show-Me History Podcast
by River City Productions LLC
5M ago
1849 could be considered one of the worst, if not THE worst, years in Saint Louis's history.  In fact, so many terrible things happened that we had to break this topic into THREE episodes just to cover it.   Research and hosting done by Amy Blankenship.  Editing by Dave Blankenship.  Please subscribe and leave a review if you like the show! We can be found at www.showmehistorystl.com, on Twitter at @ShowMe_History, on Facebook at Facebook.com/showmehistory, or at podcast@showmehistorystl.com! Thanks for listening ..read more
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Episode 05 - The Pneumatic Mail System
Show-Me History Podcast
by River City Productions LLC
5M ago
Buried beneath the streets of downtown lay fragments of an outdated mail system. Having a short-lived run, the pneumatic mail delivery system was cutting edge technology in its day.   ..read more
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Episode 04 - The Fashion and Garment Industry
Show-Me History Podcast
by River City Productions LLC
5M ago
Once a major fashion industry second only to New York, St. Louis housed a major garment industry that developed innovative ideas such as the concept of Junior sizing of clothing for young ladies. This episode will explore the origins of St. Louis’s garment industry, its decline and current state of revitalization ..read more
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002 - Colonial St. Louis
Show-Me History Podcast
by River City Productions LLC
5M ago
We pick up where we left off in 1804, and go up to when Saint Louis was incorporated as a city in 1822.  Thanks for listening ..read more
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001 - Founding St. Louis
Show-Me History Podcast
by River City Productions LLC
5M ago
Join us as we learn about the origins of the city of Saint Louis, Missouri.  From a humble fur trading post to the capital of the Louisiana Territory ..read more
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Show-Me History Podcast
by River City Productions LLC
5M ago
Have you wondered why your neighborhood is called what it is?  Or why the streets are named what they are?  Perhaps you're curious about the socio-political makeup of where you grew up?  Or maybe just some quirky stories that you may not know. Look no further than the Show-Me History podcast. Join us as we take a look into the interesting and sometimes odd history behind the city of Saint Louis, Missouri and the surrounding area ..read more
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