Cameron Collins


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.


St. Louisans with a taste for nostalgia will appreciate the 2017 book Lost Treasures of St. Louis, by Cameron Collins. Included are photos and stories about everything from the Floating McDonald's and Ronnie's Drive-In Theater to Noah's Ark and "Captain

The Volstead Act kicked in on this date back in 1920. That marked the start of a 13-year period in which the country was officially "dry" due to Prohibition.

Cameron Collins, one of the authors of St. Louis Brews: The History of Brewing in the Gateway City, will be at Neighborhood Reads bookstore in Washington this Thursday, Sept. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. to share the book and


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