Revisiting a piece of history in north St. Louis
Very interesting and informative!! Love learning so of the History of area! Spent many hours in park and playing on old bridge! Thanks!
Wonderful! I grew up in Glasgow Village, spent many school picnics marching to the park. Great memories, thank you!
Fascinating stuff! So many and such diverse stories. I've always been interested in people living where they work, but my heart goes out to William Maas, the tower keeper. Stuck without tobacco in 1904! Yikes! Love the amusement park, too, but then I always do...
I really enjoyed this. I had never heard of water intake towers before. Very informative. Great job, Jackie!
I worked at the park for two years 1969-70. First year I made $1.00 an hour. Second year got a 10 cent raise! The worst part of my job was cleaning out vomit from my ride, but also got to pick up all the change that fell out of pockets during the ride!! It was a great job to meet guys!!
i enjoy this a lot i want them to remove the dam so one day i can go inside intake tower 1 to see inside they went in intake tower2 i knows whats inside intake tower 2 i want to see inside intake tower 1
Wow! Remember the mad mouse at the park! Grew up in bellefontaine!
I lived in Glasgow Village from 1953 until mid-college around 1964. There were innumerable traffic jams when semi's would meet at the bend of that old bridge. Invariably the police would have to stop approaching traffic have enough vehicles back up so one of the trucks could back far enough for the other to clear. Many of us from the North County area going to college had summer jobs at Granite City Steel so we would buy a bridge ticket book at a slight discount to the single charge.
I recall St. Louis City had something to do with the Chain of Rocks pool and once per week it was drained and refilled. That next day was chilly! The roads as well as the hills in the park were favorite sledding destinations on snow days.
Can we add this information to our website? corca2stl.org
Very interesting read ,great work!
I always want to hear about the history of St. Louis and it’s surrounding area.
Thanks for sharing!
I really enjoyed your article! I grew up in north St. Louis County and made numerous trips across the Chain of Rocks Bridge to visit relatives in Illinois. Every memorial day, there was a wreath hung on the bridge, at the curve. I was told someone had died during the construction of the bridge and the wreath was hung as a memorial. Thanks for such an interesting walk down memory lane!
Lived in Bellefontaine Neighbors. Went to the park sooo many times. Drove over the bridge into Illinois sooo many times. Also, drove over the canal road several times with friends & their parents vehicle. Fun days, I miss them.
Thank you, great story! Grew up in Spanish Lake, and took many car trips on that bridge heading to Greenville Illinois where my grandmother lived.
They need to get inside intake tower 1 as well I keep looking for pictures inside intake tower 1 but it only shows intake tower 2 inside only I want to go to intake tower 1 in person to see what's inside badly
i want them to remove the dam so i can go inside intake tower 1 and see inside intake tower 1 i seen a video of inside intake tower 2 nobody has been in intake tower 1 i want to be the first to see the inside of it