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Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch : St. Louis's South Side (Paperback) (Jim Merkel)

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In the South Side, there lived a tactless TV guy who had a way of getting tossed out of everything on camera, from the old VP Fair to Bill Clinton's 1996 local re-election victory party. On the South Side, there dwelt a collector of ancient vacuum cleaners, none of which worked when he demonstrated them before millions of guffawing viewers watching on national television. And on the South Side, a beer baron tried to fight off Prohibition with a high-class, three-sided beer hall. It's all in the second edition of Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side. The first edition captured the essence of the South St. Louis, with its tales of women scrubbing steps ever Saturday, the yummy brain sandwich, and a nationally known gospel performer who ran a furniture store in the Cherokee neighborhood. These stories, along with the new ones that fill the second edition, convey what gives a truly unique place its rough but charming personality. The result—Holy Hoosiers!—is an edition that's even better than the first!
In the South Side, there lived a tactless TV guy who had a way of getting tossed out of everything on camera, from the old VP Fair to Bill Clinton's 1996 local re-election victory party. On the South Side, there dwelt a collector of ancient vacuum cleaners, none of which worked when he demonstrated them before millions of guffawing viewers watching on national television. And on the South Side, a beer baron tried to fight off Prohibition with a high-class, three-sided beer hall. It's all in the second edition of Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side. The first edition captured the essence of the South St. Louis, with its tales of women scrubbing steps ever Saturday, the yummy brain sandwich, and a nationally known gospel performer who ran a furniture store in the Cherokee neighborhood. These stories, along with the new ones that fill the second edition, convey what gives a truly unique place its rough but charming personality. The result?Holy Hoosiers!?is an edition that's even better than the first!
Number of Pages: 228
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: USA / State + Local / Midwest
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Reedy Pr
Author: Jim Merkel
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 2014
TCIN: 16633779
UPC: 9781935806844
Item Number (DPCI): 247-38-0096
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