May 11, 1940: Meeting of the Water—the beautiful fountain across from Union Station in St. Louis—was dedicated on this day. It was controversial at the time because of the nude figures.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.