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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Today’s photo was taken outside of St. Louis’ late great amusement park Forest Park Highlands in 1945. The Old Barn is in the background. The scene is just a stone’s throw from Sunday’s Earth Day festival, happening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Muny in Forest Park. The park began in 1896 as a merry-go-round meant […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the place and time of today’s flashback photo? You’re looking at a westbound streetcar on Millbrook (now Forest Park Parkway) at Melville in the 1960s. Have a great weekend! Photo courtesy of the Steven Siegerist Collection.

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! This 1950’s-era GM bus from the Saint Louis Public Service Company travels in downtown St. Louis in the 1960s. Speaking of downtown, head downtown to run or watch the Go! St. Louis Marathon tomorrow and Sunday. Details here. Have a great weekend!

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Flashback Friday

This is an eastbound streetcar at Rosedale Ave. on the #11 University line along the right of way on Jan. 12, 1953. Have a great weekend!

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the details of today’s photo? This is Grand at Lafayette looking north on April 16, 1950. Currently, Saint Louis University’s Salus Center fitness and classroom facility. Also nearby, a few blocks south on Grand and Sidney, you might have noticed a rare new construction project on the site […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the year and location of today’s flashback photo? Today’s photo is of a southbound #73 Bellefontaine streetcar California at Chippewa. At right is Lungstras Dyeing & Cleaning Company. The photo was taken in May of 1947, just two months before the line was converted to bus. Today’s #73 […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Did you guess the location and year of today’s Flashback photo? Pictured is a World’s Fair class streetcar headed northbound approaching Wise Avenue on the City Limits line. The date is April 26, 1931. St. Mary’s Hospital is on the right. Just a stone’s throw from this location is Dogtown, the site of […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the place and year of today’s vintage photo? In honor of Women’s History Month, we look at this photo, in which a streetcar rolls by in the background as activist Kate Richards O’Hare addresses a crowd on National Suffrage Day, May 2, 1914. The scene is adjacent to […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the year and location of today’s vintage transit photo? You are looking at an eastbound streetcar on Maryland west of Euclid with Kingshighway in background. The date is April 4, 1945. Today’s businesses at this location include Straub’s Market, Scape restaurant and, of course, the Chase Park Plaza. […]

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Flashback Friday

This photo shows the #52 (Forest Park/Brentwood/Clayton) bus parked at Westroads shopping center, now the Saint Louis Galleria Mall, in the 1950s.

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