Mound City Chronicles1991
ISBN: 0-96291240-9
196 pages Indexed and Illustrated

A compilation of frivolous facts? A shameless imitation of The Book of Lists? The result of a mind stuck in overdrive? Possibly, definitely not, and yes! Mound City Chronicles is perhaps the most eclectic compilation of facts and information ever assembled about Mound City, the archaic and once-established sobriquet for St. Louis. From the names of bingo games at Finniger’s Hall to epitaphs in a pet cemetery to the city’s oldest-known businesses, these lists are all interrelated. Together they form a multifarious picture—an historical mosaic—of St. Louis and its people. Based on a column of the same name that appeared in The Riverfront Times from 1986 to 1991.

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