Posts Tagged ‘Missouri’
St. Louis history has been closely intertwined with American history since the founding of the city. But St. Louis is also connected with another, often overlooked, part of history, and that is the deadly practice of dueling, which often took place on a small strip of land in the middle of the Mississippi River.
A map of the St. Louis riverfront and Mississippi River from 1837. Bloody Island is easily spotted as a prominent feature of the river at this time.
Setting aside the heat, working for the Entertainment Department at Six Flags was one of the best decisions I ever made.
Photo by Angela Farson
Alongside her pals, Bugs Bunny and Sylvester the cat, Madelyn Shotton found fun in escorting the gang just as much as being the character for the day. As an escort, Shotton answered guests’ questions about the park, took family photos and made sure the Tunes followed their daily schedule.
— Part 1 of an 8-Part Series —
April 20, 2019, marks the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School mass shooting, which was ranked the worst school shooting in U.S. history until the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Feb. 4, 2018, and was one of the deadliest episodes of school violence. Today’s story is the first in an 8-story series, and we are posting it at 12:19 p.m. local time (11:19 a.m. Mountain Time), which is exactly when two Colorado students walked into their high school two decades ago and began a killing spree that left 13 dead, before killing themselves, permanently altering our sense of security in schools.
Did you know what really went on at the Media Talk with Gov. Mike Parson? If not, here is a little info about what really happened, as told from the personal perspective of one of the governor’s interviewers, Colin Baillie.
Interviewers Colin Baillie, left, and Ross Munroe, right, pose for a quick photo with Gov. Mike Parson after the 2018 fall Media Talk, in which the two MBU communications majors interviewed the governor in front of a packed Chapel.