Forest Park - The Best of St. Louis

An amazing green space inspired by French Royalty which provides the public with open space to play at two golf courses, St. Louis Zoo, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis Science Center, and The Muny an outdoor theatre. It is a great place to go bicycling, walking, running or paddling in a boat.

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  1. Originally built as the first national monument to Thomas Jefferson, the museum now engages visitors in the exciting history of St. Louis from its founding in 1764 up to the present day. The 1904 World's Fair, St. Louis Cardinals baseball and more. FREE admission; fee for some special exhibits. #travel #museum @explorestlouis @donna_st_lou #stlouis
    Originally built as the first national monument to Thomas Jefferson, the museum now engages visitors in the exciting history of St. Louis from its founding in 1764 up to the present day. The 1904 World's Fair, St. Louis Cardinals baseball and more. FREE admission; fee for some special exhibits. #travel #museum @explorestlouis @donna_st_lou #stlouis
  2. Spirit of St. Louis
The Spirit of St. Louis is the custom‑built, single engine, single‑seat monoplane that was flown solo by Charles Lindbergh on May 20–21, 1927, on the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris for which Lindbergh won the $25,000 Orteig Prize. Wikipedia #travel #aviation  @explorestlouis @Donna_St_Lou #TT
    Spirit of St. Louis The Spirit of St. Louis is the custom‑built, single engine, single‑seat monoplane that was flown solo by Charles Lindbergh on May 20–21, 1927, on the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris for which Lindbergh won the $25,000 Orteig Prize. Wikipedia #travel #aviation @explorestlouis @Donna_St_Lou #TT
  3. Would you like to ride a St. Louis Streetcar? Streetcars in St. Louis, Missouri operated as part of the transportation network of St. Louis from the middle of the 19th century through the early 1960s Mssouri History Museum and the St. Louis Streetcar #travel  #stlouis @explorestlouis @Donna__St_Lou
    Would you like to ride a St. Louis Streetcar? Streetcars in St. Louis, Missouri operated as part of the transportation network of St. Louis from the middle of the 19th century through the early 1960s Mssouri History Museum and the St. Louis Streetcar #travel #stlouis @explorestlouis @Donna__St_Lou
  4. Chuck Berry's Guitar

Chuck Berry in 1957
Background information
Birth name	Charles Edward Anderson Berry
Born	 October 18, 1926 (age 86)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Genres	Rock and roll, blues, rhythm and blues
Occupations	Musician, songwriter
Instruments	Guitar, vocals
Years active	1955–present
Labels	Chess, Mercury, Atco
Website	www.chuckberry.com
Notable instruments
Gibson ES-350, Gibson ES-355
#travel #stlouis #tt @explorestlouis @Donna_St_Lo
    Chuck Berry's Guitar Chuck Berry in 1957 Background information Birth name Charles Edward Anderson Berry Born October 18, 1926 (age 86) St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. Genres Rock and roll, blues, rhythm and blues Occupations Musician, songwriter Instruments Guitar, vocals Years active 1955–present Labels Chess, Mercury, Atco Website www.chuckberry.com Notable instruments Gibson ES-350, Gibson ES-355 #travel #stlouis #tt @explorestlouis @Donna_St_Lo
  5. Scott Joplin "The King of Ragtime" which evolves into #Blues then #Jaz  Treemonisha (1910/1972) is an opera composed by the famed African-American ragtime composer Scott Joplin. Though it encompasses a wide range of musical styles other than ragtime, and Joplin did not refer to it as such,[1] it is sometimes incorrectly referred to as a "ragtime opera". The music of Treemonisha includes an overture and prelude, along with various recitatives, choruses, small ensemble pieces, a ballet, and a few arias.[2]

The opera was not performed in its entirety until 1972, after the discovery of the piano score. This discovery was called a "semimiracle" by music historian Gilbert Chase, who said Treemonisha "bestowed its creative vitality and moral message upon many thousands of delighted listeners and viewers" when it was recreated.[3] The musical style of the opera is the popular romantic one of the early 20th century. It has been described as "charming and piquant and ... deeply moving", with elements of black folk songs and dances, including a kind of pre-blues music, spirituals, and a call-and-response style scene involving a congregation and preacher.[4]

The opera's theme is that education is the salvation of the Negro race, represented by the heroine and symbolic educator Treemonisha, who runs into trouble with a local band of magicians who kidnap her. #travel #museum #stlouis @explorestlouis @Donna_St_Lou
    Scott Joplin "The King of Ragtime" which evolves into #Blues then #Jaz Treemonisha (1910/1972) is an opera composed by the famed African-American ragtime composer Scott Joplin. Though it encompasses a wide range of musical styles other than ragtime, and Joplin did not refer to it as such,[1] it is sometimes incorrectly referred to as a "ragtime opera". The music of Treemonisha includes an overture and prelude, along with various recitatives, choruses, small ensemble pieces, a ballet, and a few arias.[2] The opera was not performed in its entirety until 1972, after the discovery of the piano score. This discovery was called a "semimiracle" by music historian Gilbert Chase, who said Treemonisha "bestowed its creative vitality and moral message upon many thousands of delighted listeners and viewers" when it was recreated.[3] The musical style of the opera is the popular romantic one of the early 20th century. It has been described as "charming and piquant and ... deeply moving", with elements of black folk songs and dances, including a kind of pre-blues music, spirituals, and a call-and-response style scene involving a congregation and preacher.[4] The opera's theme is that education is the salvation of the Negro race, represented by the heroine and symbolic educator Treemonisha, who runs into trouble with a local band of magicians who kidnap her. #travel #museum #stlouis @explorestlouis @Donna_St_Lou
  6. Ike and Tina Turner Revue. Ike & Tina Turner

Ike and Tina Turner, 1972
Background information
Origin	East St. Louis, Illinois, United States
Genres	Rock 'n' roll, soul, blues rock, funk rock
Years active	1960–1976
Labels	Sue, Liberty, United Artists
Associated acts	Tina Turner (solo career), The Ikettes
Past members	Ike Turner
Tina Turner
Ike & Tina Turner were an American musical duo composed of the husband-and-wife team of Ike Turner and Tina Turner. The duo started as an offshoot splinter act from Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm before the name changed to the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. The duo was once considered "one of the hottest, most durable, and potentially most explosive of all R&B ensembles".[1]

Their early works including "A Fool in Love", "It's Gonna Work Out Fine", "I Idolize You" and "River Deep - Mountain High" became high points in the development of soul music while their later works were cited for wildly interpretive re-arrangements of rock songs such as "I Want to Take You Higher" and "Proud Mary", the latter song for which they won a Grammy Award. They're also known for their often-ribald live performances, which were only matched by that of James Brown and the Famous Flames in terms of musical spectacle.[1]

The duo was inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991. #travel #tt #stlouis @explorestlouis @Donna_St_Lou #rocknroll
    Ike and Tina Turner Revue. Ike & Tina Turner Ike and Tina Turner, 1972 Background information Origin East St. Louis, Illinois, United States Genres Rock 'n' roll, soul, blues rock, funk rock Years active 1960–1976 Labels Sue, Liberty, United Artists Associated acts Tina Turner (solo career), The Ikettes Past members Ike Turner Tina Turner Ike & Tina Turner were an American musical duo composed of the husband-and-wife team of Ike Turner and Tina Turner. The duo started as an offshoot splinter act from Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm before the name changed to the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. The duo was once considered "one of the hottest, most durable, and potentially most explosive of all R&B ensembles".[1] Their early works including "A Fool in Love", "It's Gonna Work Out Fine", "I Idolize You" and "River Deep - Mountain High" became high points in the development of soul music while their later works were cited for wildly interpretive re-arrangements of rock songs such as "I Want to Take You Higher" and "Proud Mary", the latter song for which they won a Grammy Award. They're also known for their often-ribald live performances, which were only matched by that of James Brown and the Famous Flames in terms of musical spectacle.[1] The duo was inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991. #travel #tt #stlouis @explorestlouis @Donna_St_Lou #rocknroll
  7. Woolworth Lunch Counter stage of Civil Rights Sit-Ins for Racial Equality to end segregated restaurants. One can listen to the stories of Blacks and Whites who protested Segregation.
Pictured left @Donna_St_Lou  right @Skychi_travels #stlouis #travel #tt @explorestlouis
    Woolworth Lunch Counter stage of Civil Rights Sit-Ins for Racial Equality to end segregated restaurants. One can listen to the stories of Blacks and Whites who protested Segregation. Pictured left @Donna_St_Lou right @Skychi_travels #stlouis #travel #tt @explorestlouis
  8. Footlocker is today's successor of Woolworth's. The F. W. Woolworth Company (often referred to as Woolworth's, or Woolworth) was a retail company that was one of the original pioneers, and arguably the most successful American and international five-and-dime stores, setting trends and creating the modern retail model which stores follow today, worldwide.

The first Woolworth store was opened by Frank Winfield Woolworth on February 22, 1878, as "Woolworth's Great Five Cent Store" in Utica, New York. Though it initially appeared to be successful, the store soon failed. Searching for a new location, a friend suggested Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Using the same sign from the Utica store, Frank opened his first successful "Woolworth's Great Five Cent Store" on July 18, 1879, in Lancaster. Frank brought his brother, Charles Sumner Woolworth, who went by the nickname "Sum", into the business. #travel #history #stlouis  @explorestlouis @Donna_St_Lou #tt
    Footlocker is today's successor of Woolworth's. The F. W. Woolworth Company (often referred to as Woolworth's, or Woolworth) was a retail company that was one of the original pioneers, and arguably the most successful American and international five-and-dime stores, setting trends and creating the modern retail model which stores follow today, worldwide. The first Woolworth store was opened by Frank Winfield Woolworth on February 22, 1878, as "Woolworth's Great Five Cent Store" in Utica, New York. Though it initially appeared to be successful, the store soon failed. Searching for a new location, a friend suggested Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Using the same sign from the Utica store, Frank opened his first successful "Woolworth's Great Five Cent Store" on July 18, 1879, in Lancaster. Frank brought his brother, Charles Sumner Woolworth, who went by the nickname "Sum", into the business. #travel #history #stlouis @explorestlouis @Donna_St_Lou #tt
  9. Fitz's "Sodie" as those from #stlouis call Soda Pop. It is made with Real Cane Sugar.
#foodie #travel @explorestlouis @Donna_St_Lou
    Fitz's "Sodie" as those from #stlouis call Soda Pop. It is made with Real Cane Sugar. #foodie #travel @explorestlouis @Donna_St_Lou
  10. Monopoly Lovers you must play St. Louis - Oply #stlouis @explorestlouis #tt #travel
    Monopoly Lovers you must play St. Louis - Oply #stlouis @explorestlouis #tt #travel
  11. Wineopoly. #wine #monoply #stlouis Looking forward to sampling Missouri wine vineyards @explorestlouis @Donna_St_Lou
    Wineopoly. #wine #monoply #stlouis Looking forward to sampling Missouri wine vineyards @explorestlouis @Donna_St_Lou
  12. Paddle boat at the Grand Basin in Forest Park. stlouis-mo.gov
Forest Park is a public park located in western part of the city of St. Louis, Missouri, in the United States. It is a prominent civic center and covers 1,371 acres (5.55 km2).[1] The park, which opened in 1876, more than a decade after its proposal, has hosted several significant events, including the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904 and the 1904 Summer Olympics. Bounded by Skinker Boulevard, Lindell Boulevard, Kingshighway Boulevard, and Oakland Avenue, the park is known as the "heart of St. Louis" and features a variety of attractions, including the St. Louis Zoo, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Missouri History Museum, and the St. Louis Science Center.[
    Paddle boat at the Grand Basin in Forest Park. stlouis-mo.gov Forest Park is a public park located in western part of the city of St. Louis, Missouri, in the United States. It is a prominent civic center and covers 1,371 acres (5.55 km2).[1] The park, which opened in 1876, more than a decade after its proposal, has hosted several significant events, including the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904 and the 1904 Summer Olympics. Bounded by Skinker Boulevard, Lindell Boulevard, Kingshighway Boulevard, and Oakland Avenue, the park is known as the "heart of St. Louis" and features a variety of attractions, including the St. Louis Zoo, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Missouri History Museum, and the St. Louis Science Center.[
  13. Forest Park

The World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park

Map of Forest Park
Type	Urban park
Location	St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Coordinates	38°38′20″N 90°17′05″W
Area	1,371 acres (5,550,000 m2) [1]
Created	June 24, 1876
Operated by	St. Louis Parks Department
Visitors	12 million
Status	Open all year (6 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Website	stlouis-mo.gov  #stlouis #travel #tt  @explorestlouis
    Forest Park The World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park Map of Forest Park Type Urban park Location St. Louis, Missouri, United States Coordinates 38°38′20″N 90°17′05″W Area 1,371 acres (5,550,000 m2) [1] Created June 24, 1876 Operated by St. Louis Parks Department Visitors 12 million Status Open all year (6 a.m. to 10 p.m.) Website stlouis-mo.gov #stlouis #travel #tt @explorestlouis
  14. The bridge at the Grand Basin #travel #stlouis #tt @explorestlouis
    The bridge at the Grand Basin #travel #stlouis #tt @explorestlouis
  15. The Saint Louis Art Museum has an encyclopedic collection of more than 33,000 works. Over 2,500 highlights of the collection are searchable online. This information changes weekly as objects are added, updated, and enhanced with current research. #stlouis #travel #art @explorestlouis
    The Saint Louis Art Museum has an encyclopedic collection of more than 33,000 works. Over 2,500 highlights of the collection are searchable online. This information changes weekly as objects are added, updated, and enhanced with current research. #stlouis #travel #art @explorestlouis
  16. Sitting high atop Government Hill, the World's Fair Pavilion commands a dramatic view of Forest Park.

This magnificent open air shelter has been one of the park's most popular and impressive attractions since it was built in 1909 with proceeds from the 1904 World's Fair. Forest Park Forever raised $1.1 million to totally renovate the building in 1998. #stlouis #travel #tt @explorestlouis
    Sitting high atop Government Hill, the World's Fair Pavilion commands a dramatic view of Forest Park. This magnificent open air shelter has been one of the park's most popular and impressive attractions since it was built in 1909 with proceeds from the 1904 World's Fair. Forest Park Forever raised $1.1 million to totally renovate the building in 1998. #stlouis #travel #tt @explorestlouis
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