Top 10 Facts About City of Saint Louis

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Think you know what's what and who's who in STL? Well, maybe you don't, and maybe you do.


1
The first successful parachute jump to be made from a moving airplane was made by Captain Berry at St. Louis, in 1912.

2
The Gateway Arch, at 630 feet high, is the nation's tallest national monument. It's also as wide as it is high, spanning 630 feet between the outsides of the legs at ground level.

3
7-Up and Dr. Pepper were invented in St. Louis.

4
St. Louis is the first American city to host the Olympics in 1904.

5
St. Louis is where the very first kindergarten was founded in the U.S.

6
St. Louis is home to the largest beer-producing plant in the nation - Anheuser-Busch.

7
Each year Busch Stadium sells almost a million hot dogs and over half a million pounds of nachos... and, not surprisingly, over 15 million feet of toilet paper.

8
St. Louis is where the ice cream cone was first invented.

9
The walls and ceilings of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis feature the world's largest collection of mosaic art.

10
At the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904, Richard Blechyden, served tea with ice and invented iced tea.