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My St. Louis — the Gateway (and Cakeway) to the West

Amid all the news of civil unrest in the St. Louis area last year, the media lost track of the big positive story — St. Louis was in the midst of a year-long celebration of its 250th anniversary. 357 more words

Cake 250—Head’s General Store in St. Albans (0 cakes left)

I wasn’t sure we’d ever reach this day, but here we are with zero cakes left! I chose this cake to be my last one because I accidentally overlooked it the day we got the other cakes in this area. 202 more words

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Cake 249.5—St. Louis College of Pharmacy (.5 cake left)

Psych! Okay, so this cake is the penultimate cake. It’s not actually half a cake; it’s more like cake 249 déjà vu. I decided it was a good idea to make sure I’d written about every cake, and lo and behold, I forgot about the St. 174 more words

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Cake 249—Mathews-Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club (1 cake left)

Hooray for the penultimate cake! (What will the last cake be?) Not to be confused with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis, the Mathews-Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club is named for Martin Luther Mathews and Hubert “Dickey” Ballentine.   179 more words

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Cake 248—Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis (2 cakes left)

Only two cakes left after this one! This cake is located at one of the bright spots in our city: the Urban League of Metropolitan St. 104 more words

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Extra Cake III

This is the third and final “extra” cake. This cake is at the Columbia Bottom Conservation Area in north St. Louis County. The conservation area is located at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, and it was purchased by the Conservation Department in 1997 because the group wanted to build an urban conservation area. 136 more words

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Cake 247—West Alton Memorial Park (3 cakes left)

The city of Alton is east of St. Louis in Illinois, but the city of West Alton is west of Alton in Missouri. It’s logical, but it’s a bit confusing nonetheless. 107 more words

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