Tuesday, March 26, 2013
MoDOT celebrated one century of operation in March. How much do you know about the transportation department?
The Missouri Department of Transportation announced it's celebrating its 100th year anniversary this month. MoDOT released the following details of its creation in a news release. One hundred years ago, just after President Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated and as women campaigned for the right to vote, the Missouri General Assembly created the State Highway Department. Because on March 22, 1913, the precursor to today’s Missouri Department of Transportation came to be, Governor Jay Nixon recently issued a proclamation recognizing the 100thanniversary of the Missouri Department of Transportation. “At that time, most road building equipment was mule-powered,” said MoDOT interim director Dave Nichols. “Today, our skilled crews and contractors …
Friday, September 14, 2012
KSDK featured an Affton couple married September 8th, 1940.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- On KSDK
Friday, September 14, 2012
Friday, February 3, 2012
It's February! Are you ready for Valentine's Day? We're building a Pinterest board that could help.
Valentine's Day can be stressful. If you're trying to plan a perfect day with your (new, long-term or on-again) sweetheart, The Affton Patch is here to help! We're building a board on Pinterest: Imagine an online bulliten board where we post beautiful pictures of the best restaurants, flowers, crafts and gift ideas—all with Affton in mind! So if you like "pinning" and want to see what we've been working on, check out our board, Affton, MO Valentine's Day. If you don't have a Pinterest account, don't worry! You can still see the board. If you want to sign up, send Pinterest your info here and you'll wait for them to send you an invitation. And if you know of something we should add, comment below or email Lindsay.Toler@patch.com. We'd love…
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Planners reveal www.freedomsgateway.com, a site listing St. Louis events remembering the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, on Grant Road, is set to play a key role in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War over the next four years. White Haven, the Grant and Dent family home, serves one of the local anchor points for the story of the Union cause. Local upcoming events highlighting the Civil War should both entertain and give people pause, Bob Archibald, president of the Missouri History Museum, said Monday. "I think there's a big tension in how we understand this war," Archibald said. Class divisions remain in the U.S. in part because people haven't come to grips with the war. By the late 1870s, Americans had tired of the slavery issue and Jim Crow laws kept freedmen in circumstances that were not much …
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The upcoming anniversary has inspired Rita Kiry-Ryan to dust off her collection of "Gone With the Wind" memorabilia.
Rita Kiry-Ryan has read Gone With the Wind so many times it's embarrassing to count. But it is her collection of memorabilia that proves the Affton resident is more than just a casual fan. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the 1936 publishing of Gone With the Wind. To celebrate, she decided to take some of her collection out of the boxes she stores them in. "All of my collectibles are Rhett and Scarlett," Kiry-Ryan said. "I just loved the romance of the story." The split-level home she shares with her husband, Tom Ryan, owner of Thomas Ryan Contracting, and their children, Tom and Jenny, a senior and sophomore, respectfully, at Lindbergh High School is filled with Gone With The Wind collectibles. There are Bradford Exchange plates, …
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Grantwood Village residents Kevin Bley and Katy Forand are looking for stories and memorabilia to add to history book.
Three years ago, Kevin Bley moved into a Grantwood Village house built in 1928. He become interested in the original owner Herman Zinzer, who also owned most of the land surrounding his house and even has a street named after him: Zinzer Court. Bley started digging around in local history, but soon the project began to snowball beyond Herman Zinzer. He knew that he had to do something to preserve his new-found knowledge. Now Bley and lifetime Grantwood resident Katy Forand are working together to compile a book of Grantwood Village history to commemorate the village's 75th anniversary in 2012. One year after the project was put before the Grantwood Village Board of Trustees, Bley and Forand are hard at work collecting artifacts, photos and…