ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI)- Have you ever wondered what kind of 'weird, wonderful and obscure' parts of St. Louis you might be missing? Fortunately, there is now a book detailing the hidden parts of the city to check out.
David Baugher, author of "Secret St. Louis: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure" spoke with the Fox 2 team this morning to show us a few sites included in the book. "Secret St. Louis" includes 97 entries on obscure or interesting sites in the area relating to its history, culture and unique aspects.
A few entries included in the book are:
-The history of the St. Charles Rock Road, which was actually laid out before the United States even existed.
-The 9/11 First Responders Memorial in O'Fallon. At the memorial you can actually see a 17-foot chunk of New York's fallen Twin Towers.
-All-Star Field (the former site of Sportsman's Park) where the National League's first no-hitter was thrown.
- A spot in St. Charles county where Abraham Lincoln almost fought a duel with broadswords against a political opponent.