This Traveltalks visit to St. Louis, Missouri starts with a short history lesson. We then see several of the city's architectural landmarks and the many types of vessels that travel on the Mississippi River. About four minutes (of nine) are spent at the Zoological Garden (Saint Louis Zoo) in Forest Park, where we see rhinoceros, giraffes, polar bears, giant pandas, and a group of trained elephants.
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Did You Know?
The "streamlined" steamship in this film is the S.S. Admiral. Originally the railroad car ferry S.S. Albatross, launched in 1907, it was placed out of service in 1930 when a railroad bridge was built across the Mississippi River. It was acquired by the excursion steamer company Strekfus Steamers in 1935. After a $1M rebuilding, it entered service in 1940, carrying as many as 4,400 passengers at a time. It was condemned for safety reasons by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1979. After a $37M conversion, it re-opened as a stationary entertainment venue in 1987, and became a casino in the 1990s. It was finally scrapped in 2011. See more
George Vierheller is identified by the narrator. See more
How Dry I Am
Music by Arthur Freed
Performed by studio orchestra See more