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Welcome to our collection of stories related to the history of the St. Louis region. We hope if you're a history buff or just curious you'll find something interesting here.Have a story to share or question to ask? Email our engagement editor Kelsey Proud at kproud@stlpublicradio.org.

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

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(photo illustration via Flickr user Tim Hamilton)
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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

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Credit Joseph Leahy | St. Louis public radio

And told it straight

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Credit From the collections of the Mercantile Library, UMSL
Chouteau

We found old photos — and riverfront renderings

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Credit Missouri History Museum collections

We also highlighted things that make St. Louis special

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Credit Bill Greenblatt | UPI | 2011
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