Cameron Collins


Cameron Collins is the author of Lost Treasures of St. Louis, First Edition, the co-author of St. Louis Brews: The History of Brewing in the Gateway City, 3rd Edition, and Scenes of Historic Wonder: St. Louis, and 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 and events throughout the St. Louis area.


The editors of Missouri Life reviewed nine books that we recommend you check out. From the weird and wonderful, to the struggle for the right to vote, to a charming children’s book, there is something for everyone to read.

Every year dozens of local authors release a wide range of books on topics that are close at hand and deep in their imaginations. Either way, a book is a journey that begins with the flip of the first page.

There are about 415 St. Louis area restaurants, entertainment venues, stores and more highlighted in the second edition of Lost Treasures of St. Louis. Among other gone-but-not-forgotten entries, the coffee table book features the Floating McDonalds, St. Louis Arena and


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