Friday, July 13, 2007

I love St. Louis...

ST. LOUIS TRIVIA!

We consume more barbecue sauce per capita than any other city in the United States here in St. Louis...

The first Lung Cancer operation and the first Lung Transplant were performed in St. Louis...

7-UP was invented in St. Louis...

The Ice Cream Cone and Iced Tea was invented in St. Louis...

The largest collection of mosiac art in the world graces the walls and ceilings at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis...

T. S. Eliot, Maya Angelou, William Gass, Tennessee Williams, and Eugene Field are all from St. Louis...

James Buchanan Eads built the first bridge using steel truss construction here in St. Louis...

St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Zoo, Cahokia Mounds, Museum of Westward Expansion, St. Louis Science Center, Missouri History Museum, Grant's Farm; all major attractions and all free here in St. Louis...

Susan Blow founded the first Kindergarten here in St. Louis...

Peanut Butter was invented by George Carver here in St. Louis...

Chuck Berry, Tina Turner, Miles Davis, Albert King, David Sanborn, and Michael McDonald are all from St. Louis...

The Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space capsules were built here in St. Louis...

The World's first skyscraper, the Louis Sullivan's Wainwright Building, was built in 1897 here in St. Louis...

The Nation's first Interstate Highway was constructed here in St. Louis...

John Goodman, Kevin Kline, Scott Bakula, Josephine Baker, Betty Grable, Vincent Price, Buddy Ebsen, Redd Foxx, Shelly Winters, Virgina Mayo, and Marsha Mason are all from St. Louis...

The Nation's tallest man-made monument, The Gateway Arch, is here in St. Louis...

The bread slicer was invented here in St. Louis...

 

And the best part about St. Louis?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       David<~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~lives in St. Louis!

 

 

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