THE 711.00 SHELF IS WHERE IT'S AT, YO

I'm writing this post from a sunny spot near Tower Grove, surrounded by nothing but bricks, history, and Spring.  Ugh, right?  I mean, seriously.  What is this city's problem?  Why does it have act like this?  Flaunting its bad self all over the place. 

A few weeks ago I was nestled in at the Central Library, upstairs in the St. Louis Room (spoiler: It's all St. Louis stuff).  My current research method is pretty intense...pick a shelf and take everything off of it, one by one, and then bug my research pardner Chris to JUSTLOOKATTHIS.  

So, yeah.  My current fav is the 711.00 section...it's heavy on the planning stuffs, which means lots of grand plans for the future...written in the past.  Here are a few of my favorite things from my last expedition:

Found in a 1960s guide to St. Louis written for a nursing college.  Next to last line is my favorite...sexualizing this sexy city is not a new thing.

Found in a 1960s guide to St. Louis written for a nursing college.  Next to last line is my favorite...sexualizing this sexy city is not a new thing.

Cover to a Southwestern Bell promotional book. The air was apparently really that dirty then. 

Cover to a Southwestern Bell promotional book. The air was apparently really that dirty then. 

From the same Southwestern Bell book...you can have fun playing Not How It Ended Up with this...it's fun! Also - I'm really glad the air got better, aren't you?

From the same Southwestern Bell book...you can have fun playing Not How It Ended Up with this...it's fun! Also - I'm really glad the air got better, aren't you?

Damn. That's purty.

Damn. That's purty.

See you next week-ish, y'all, with some more awesome finds from the 711.00.  Unless you're going on a tour (which a lot of you are, yay!!) and I'll see you on the sidewalks and bus aisles.  I'll be the one yammering about something or another...you can't miss me.  

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