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Bill Hart is the author of "Historic Missouri Roadsides."
Evie Hemphill | St. Louis Public Radio

From French colonial architecture in Ste. Genevieve and “levee-high pie” in Kimmswick to Civil War history in Bonnots Mill, Missouri is home to plenty of fascinating travel destinations many of them off the beaten path. Bill Hart gives readers a roadmap for exploring them in “Historic Missouri Roadsides.”

Hart has updated his original 2015 book, recently releasing a second edition that includes additional information and ideas for discovering more of the Show-Me State.

On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air, Hart talked with St. Louis Public Radio editor Holly Edgell about the wide-ranging possibilities for touring the state.


A St. Louis-based mobile app and website aims to help parents find summer activities for their kids, all in one place.

Blueprint4SummerSTL aggregates a list of wide-ranging activities for parents to choose from based on a child’s specific needs, including the cost, distance, interests, age, before and after care, as well as scholarship availability.