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Lost Treasures of St. Louis

A kaleidoscope of bygone places, events, and items once identified with the Gateway City, Lost Treasures of Saint Louis captures the essence of cherished times that still resonate with St. Louisans. Lost Treasures celebrates dancing to Ike and Tina at the Club Imperial, Bowling for Dollars at the Arena, taking in movies at Ronnie’s Drive-In, and myriad other pastimes enjoyed through the years. Rarely seen photos and artifacts revive eateries like Miss Hulling’s Cafeteria and the Crystal Palace, entertainment and sports attractions like the Goldenrod Showboat and Sportsman’s Park, retail stores like Famous-Barr and Scruggs, Vandervoot and Barney, community establishments like Cleveland High School and St. Bridget of Erin Church, and locally manufactured products like Mavrakos Candy and Falstaff Beer. Gone but not forgotten, all of the subjects featured elicit nostalgia and also reveal how the past has shaped our city.

Author Bio:
Cameron Collins is the author of Distilled History, a St. Louis history and drinking blog that was named the Riverfront Times’ Best Personal Blog in 2013. A native of upstate New York, he earned a degree in American History from the University of Dayton and has called St. Louis home since 1995. His unique twist on the history of St. Louis has been featured in presentations at PechaKucha St. Louis, Landmarks Association of St. Louis, and at the Missouri History Museum. A volunteer at the Campbell House Museum, he was awarded the President’s Award from the museum’s Board of Directors in 2015.

100 Things to Do in America Before You Die

100 Things to Do in America Before You Die is a fun guide to understanding the complex fabric of the United States and the people that call it home. This book isn't simply a listing of places to visit but a catalogue of uniquely American experiences.  From sipping on southern sweet tea to standing where the Wright Brothers tested their first "flying machine", each experience makes up an important piece of our American story. You'll find an enlightening mix of history, entertainment, art, food, sports, and even places to cross off your "selfie" bucket list.  As an added bonus, you'll also find amusing trivia questions on every page. Most important of all, 100 Things to Do in America Before You Die was written to inspire road trips across the country. Mountains, museums, fried chicken, small towns, and yes, even the world's tallest mailbox—they all await you. Buckle up. It's going to be a fun ride.

Author Bio
Bill Clevlen is a broadcaster and national travel writer based in St. Louis, Missouri. He hosts a weekly radio show and podcast called Bill On The Road that features road trip ideas and uplifting American stories. While not on the road searching for positive stories, you can likely find him somewhere in St. Louis eating thin crust pizza or playing pickleball. (Yes, pickleball.) For more travel stories and videos, you can visit Bill's website: billontheroad.com.

Events & Updates

Amy Eckert on WJR 760 AM

Listen to Amy Eckert (100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die) on It's Your Community show, WJR 760 AM in Detroit at 9am.

— May 30, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Gareth Kelley, author of 100 Things to Do in San Luis Obispo Before You Die, for a speaking engagement for Rotary SLO at the Madonna Inn, 100 Madonna Rd., from noon to 1:30PM.

— May 31, 2017

Speaking Engagement at Kiwanis Club

Join author Larry Burns (100 Things to Do in Riverside Before You Die) for a speaking engagement at Tamale Factory, 3663 Main Street, Riv CA 92501, from 12 to 1:15 p.m.

— June 1, 2017

Presentation and Signing

Join Bill Clevlen, author of 100 Things to Do in America Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at Kirkwood Public Library (140 E Jefferson Ave.) at 7PM. 

— June 1, 2017

Cameron Collins at STL-Style

Join author Cameron Collins (Lost Treasures of St. Louis) at STL-Style, 3159 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO 63118 at Noon.

— June 2, 2017

Presentation and Book Signing

Join Cameron Collins, author of Lost Treasures of St. Louis, for a presentation and book signing at STL Style (3159 Cherokee St., St. Louis) at noon. 

— June 2, 2017

Route 66 Cars and Guitars festival

Stop by The Bug Store during the Kirkwood Cars and Guitars festival and pick up a copy of Route 66 Splendor - An Adult Coloring Book by Jo Ann Kargus. Try out the interactive coloring activity!

— June 10, 2017

Presentation and Signing

Join Bill Clevlen, author of 100 Things to Do in America Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at Santa Claus Lodge (91 W Christmas Blvd.) at 7PM.

— June 10, 2017

Author Book Signing at B&N Ladue Crossing

Robert Tiemann and Ron Jacober (Immortal Moments in Cardinals History) will be at Barnes and Noble Ladue Crossing, Ladue Crossing Shopping Center, 8871 Ladue Road, St. Louis MO 63124.

— June 10, 2017

Presentation

Join Bill Clevlen, author of 100 Things to Do in America Before You Die, for a presentation at Santa Claus Lodge (91 West Christmas Blvd., Santa Claus, IN) at 7PM.

— June 10, 2017

Book Signing

Join Robert Tiemann, author of Immortal Moments in Cardinals History, for a book signing at Barnes and Noble, Ladue Crossing (8871 Ladue Rd., St. Louis) at noon. 

— June 10, 2017

Author Event

Join Samantha Crespo, author 100 Things to Do in Memphis Before You Die, and other local authors for an panel event at Barnes and Noble (2774 N Germantown Pkwy., Memphis, TN) starting at 1PM. 

— June 10, 2017

Author Event

Join Katie Vaughn, author of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die, for an event at the Forum, near 100 State St., from 1-3PM. 

— June 11, 2017

Presentation

Join Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, for a presentation at Rolling Meadows Library (3110 Martin Lane, Rolling Meadows, IL) at 7PM. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

— June 14, 2017

Book Signing

Join Bob Tiemann and Ron Jacober, authors of Immortal Moments in Cardinals History, for a book signing at Barnes and Noble in West County Mall, 113 West County Center Dr., from 12-3PM. 

— June 17, 2017

Book Signing

Join Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula Before You Die, for a book signing at Saturn Booksellers (133 W Main St., Gaylord, MI) at 11:30AM. 

— June 17, 2017

Author Event and Book Signing at Missouri history Museum

Join author Jo Ann Kargus (Route 66 Splendor - An Adult Coloring Book) for an event and book signing at the Missouri History Museum in the grand Hall, Forest Park, Lindell and DeBaliviere, STL MO, from 6 to 8 p.m.

— June 20, 2017

Book Signing

Join Bill Clevlen, author of 100 Things to Do in America Before You Die, for a book signing and meet and greet at Skyview Drive-In (5700 North Belt W, Belleville, IL) at 7PM. After the event, CARS 3 will be shown on the big screen. 

— June 22, 2017

Book Signing

Join Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula Before You Die, for a book signing at Anchor In Naubinway (W11623 US-2, Naubinway, MI). Noon-2pm. 

— June 23, 2017

Presentation

Join Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, for a presentation at the Stickney-Forest View Public Library (6800 W 43rd St., Stickney, IL) at 1PM. Page will be joined by another author to talk about fun entertainment and cultural offerings throughout Chicago. 

— June 24, 2017

Presentation

Join Bill Clevlen, author of 100 Things to Do in America Before You Die, for a presentation at Breese Public Library (530 N Third St., Breese, IL) at 1PM. 

— June 24, 2017

Presentation and Book Signing

Join Kevin Gibson, author of Secret Louisville: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a presentation at Filson Historical Society (1310 S Third St., Louisville) at 6PM. A Q&A and a book signing will follow the presentation. 

— June 29, 2017

Book Signing

Join Jo Ann Kargus, author of Route 66 Splendor, for a book signing and coloring event at Spencer Road Branch Library (427 Spencer Rd., St. Peters, MO) at 6:30PM. Books will be available for purchase at the event. 

— July 6, 2017

Book Signing

Join Jo Ann Kargus, author of Route 66 Splendor, for a book signing at the 19th Annual Catsup Bottle Festival in Woodland Park (Collinsville, IL) from 9AM-4PM. Books will be available for purchase at the event. 

— July 9, 2017

Book Signing

Join Cameron Collins, author of Lost Treasures of St. Louis, for a book signing at Christopher's Gifts (127 E Argonne Dr.) at noon. 

— July 10, 2017

Presentation and Signing

Join Bill Clevlen, author of 100 Things to Do in America Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at the Iowa Theater (Winterset, Iowa) at 7PM.

— July 13, 2017

Presentation

Join Cameron Collins, author of Lost Treasures of St. Louis, for a presentation at Central Library (1301 Olive St.) at 6:30PM. 

— July 13, 2017

Book Signing

Join Alison Carpenter Davis, author of Letters home from Stanford, for a book signing at Chaucer's Books (3321 State St., Santa Barbara, CA) at 7PM. 

— July 13, 2017

Book Signing

Join Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula Before You Die, for a book signing at Engadine Library (W13920 Melville St., Engadine, MI) at 7PM. 

— July 20, 2017

Presentation

Join Cameron Collins, author of Lost Treasures of St. Louis, for a presentation at St. Charles Library, Corporate Parkway Branch (1200 Corporate Pkwy., Wentzville, MO) at 7PM.  

— August 2, 2017

Presentation and Signing

Join Bill Clevlen, author of 100 Things to Do in America Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at Lee Auditorium at the Missouri History Museum (Forest Park, 5700 Lindell Blvd.) at 10:30AM or 7PM.

— August 8, 2017

Presentation

Join Cameron Collins, author of Lost Treasures of St. Louis, for a presentation at St. Charles Library, Spencer Road Branch (427 Spencer Rd., St. Peters, MO) at 7PM.

— August 8, 2017

Author Book Sigining at Engadine Tractor Show

Join Author Kath Usitalo (100 Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula Before You Die) for a book signing at Engadine Tractor Show in Engadine MI, beginning at 10am.

— August 12, 2017

Presentation

Join Cameron Collins, author of Lost Treasures of St. Louis, for a presentation at the Landmarks Association of St. Louis (911 Washington, Suite 170) at noon. 

— August 17, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Bob Tiemann and Ron Jacober, authors of Immortal Moments in Cardinals History, for a speaking engagement at Grace UMC, 6199 Waterman Blvd., at 1PM. 

— September 12, 2017

Presentation

Join Chip McCabe, author of 100 Things to Do in Hartford Before You Die, for a presentation at Central Connecticut State University Bookstore (1615 S Stanley St.) at 12:15PM. 

— September 13, 2017

Presentation

Join Chip McCabe, author of 100 Things to Do in Hartford Before You Die, for a presentation at the CCSU Bookstore (1615 Stanley St., New Britain) at 12:15. This event is apart of a series called Central Authors, where the Central Connecticut State University brings in alumni who have published books to answer questions. 

— September 13, 2017

Presentation

Join Cameron Collins, author of Lost Treasures of St. Louis, for a presentation at Wildwood Historical Society (18750 HWY 100, Wildwood, MO) at 7PM. 

— September 19, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Bob Tiemann and Ron Jacober, authors of Immortal Moments in Cardinals History, for a speaking engagement at Missouri Athletic Club, 405 Washington Ave., at 11:45AM. This event is for the St. Louis Rotary Club. 

— September 21, 2017

Presentation

Join Cameron Collins, author of Lost Treasures of St. Louis, for a presentation at Friendship Village Retirement Community (12503 Village Circle Dr., St. Louis) at 2:30PM. 

— September 21, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Valerie Battle Kienzle, author of What's with St. Louis?, for a speaking engagement at the Oakland House Museum, 7801 Genesta St., from 1-3:30PM. This event is held in conjunction with the Affton Historical Society's and Ladies of Oakland's annual tea. 

— September 28, 2017

Presentation and Book Signing

Join Ed Wheatley, Bill Borst, and Bill Rogers—authors of St. Louis Browns: The Story of a Beloved Team—for a presentation and book signing at the Missouri History Museum (5700 Lindell Blvd.) at 10:30AM. 

— October 10, 2017

Author Event

Join Irene Levy Baker, author of 100 Things to Do in Philadelphia Before You Die, for an event with the Working Women's group at the Union League of Philadelphia, 140 S. Broad St., at 5PM.

— October 11, 2017

Book Signing

Join Alison Carpenter Davis, author of Letters Home from Stanford, for a book signing at Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center (326 Galvez St., Stanford, CA) at 8:15AM. This signing will be a part of the 14th Annual Alumni Authors Meet & Greet.

— October 15, 2017

Presentation

Join Larry Burns, author of 100 Things to Do in Riverside, CA Before You Die, for a presentation at the Mission Inn Museum (3696 Main St., Riverside) at 1PM. 

— October 21, 2017

Author Event

Join Cameron Collins, author of Lost Treasures of St. Louis, for a presentation and book signing at Oakland House (Affton Historical Society), 7801 Genesta St., at 1PM. 

— October 22, 2017