Posts Tagged ‘ West Side ’

Friday Facts: Arby’s, Old Sparky, Pope Pius Ate Here

Friday Facts: Arby’s, Old Sparky, Pope Pius Ate Here

:: The city’s first legal execution was in 1843. The last was in 1922. :: For a few years, after the West Side Prison was decommissioned in 1953 and turned into a community center, the old electric chair was used as Santa’s throne for the annual Police Athletic League Annual Children’s Christmas Jubilee. It was…

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Origins of Baxter Park

Origins of Baxter Park

Baxter Park’s location in the heart of the industrial district might not seem out of the ordinary; after all, most residents have grown up with the park and the name conjures up a treasure trove of images- ice skating on Bottom Pond in the winter, perusing the wares of street artists in the spring, bird…

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Briefs- Views, Novotny, Ex-Lax

Briefs- Views, Novotny, Ex-Lax

:: Best views in town… the top of the World War One Memorial tower in Baxter Park… the WKVD-AM hot air balloon at the zoo… the West Side Highway… from U-City park across the river into the Downtown… 22nd floor of the City Hall Annex… any others? E-mail or comment and let us know. ::…

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