On this episode of Trip to the Lou, we promenade along the St. Louis Walk of Fame in the world famous Loop in University City, MO (U-Town). You can read the more detailed description below, but in short, the Walk of Fame features many of the talented stars who called St. Louis home at some point in their life. We talk about our favorite stars and prove that we are no savants when it comes to history. Notwithstanding, we don't take it too seriously because this is a podcast of professional jokers.
Description from the St. Louis Walk of Fame website:
The St. Louis Walk of Fame is a nonprofit organization founded in 1988 to provide a showcase for the cultural heritage of St. Louis and to advance the knowledge, awareness and appreciation of great St. Louisans and their accomplishments. Its mission is also to encourage pride in the community and career inspiration in individuals.
The Walk of Fame consists of brass stars and bronze plaques embedded in the sidewalks of the Delmar Loop to honor people from the St. Louis area who have made major national contributions to our cultural heritage. Each star features the name of an honoree and the accompanying plaque contains a biography summarizing his or her achievements and connection to the city. These informative plaques distinguish the St. Louis Walk of Fame from similar projects throughout the country and make ours educational as well as entertaining.
The St. Louis Walk of Fame highly values education and donates copies of its book to the libraries of all St. Louis metropolitan area junior high schools and high schools where they are used for school projects, research projects and reading for plain enjoyment. One will frequently see school field trips in The Loop making chalk rubbings of the plaques on paper for their projects.
The Walk provides examples of role models from all walks of life and areas of achievement – everyone can identify with somebody on it who stirs motivation in them.
Come visit the St. Louis Walk of Fame – it’s free, open all year round and easily accessible. I hope that it gives you knowledge, inspiration and great pleasure.
You can hear all that and more on this episode of Trip to the Lou!
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