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Name Dropping

In his book Beer, Brats and Baseball (Second Edition) author Jim Merkel writes about “The Streets with Two Names” in St. Louis, sharing how Frank Knapstein, a German immigrant had his own name on a block long street just south of Meramec in 1916. He was a contractor and he was building brick homes along the street. Then, World War I came, and suddenly everything German was bad, including street names. To be less offensive, Knapstein Place became Providence Place. Nativism and anti-German hysteria had taken hold on everything Merkel mounted… Read more Name Dropping

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Summer Bus tour through Utopia

We will stop in the most famous and historic German place in Missouri (which some called Utopia) – the quaint little Dutzow – where Gottfried Duden wrote the book! There we will have beautiful photo opportunities, learn new things and have a delicious boxed lunch that is incredible. No body goes hungry. While we are there we will have a little wine, and a little music – and Gemütlichkeit.

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