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A Last Look Back At St. Louis' 250th Year

(photo illustration via Flickr user Tim Hamilton)

The birthday cakes are disappearing from St. Louis streets, and the Missouri History Museum’s 250 in 250 closes up shop this weekend. But here's a one-stop place to find — at any time — the stories inspired by St. Louis' big anniversary about what makes our area special.

We had fun with history

Credit Joseph Leahy | St. Louis public radio

And told it straight

Auguste Chouteau
Credit From the collections of the Mercantile Library, UMSL

We found old photos — and riverfront renderings

McLean building 4th and market
Credit Missouri History Museum collections

We also highlighted things that make St. Louis special

Credit Bill Greenblatt | UPI | 2011
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