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Old timer

Carthage, MO

#1 Aug 8, 2011
You remember when highway 67 was 2 lanes.( I'm new to the site..did I do that right?)
Hiway 140

AOL

#2 Aug 8, 2011
In 1968, now, Hiway 67 (Lindberg) was two lanes wide. Cross Keys interesection was a 4 way stop sign, no stop lights.
Marcus Welby

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Aug 8, 2011
Hiway 140 wrote:
In 1968, now, Hiway 67 (Lindberg) was two lanes wide. Cross Keys interesection was a 4 way stop sign, no stop lights.
Back in 1968, Hwy 67 was better known as 140.
Crab

Hazelwood, MO

#4 Aug 8, 2011
Cool, is it true paddock hills subdivision was a horse farm or is that just a Florissant Myth?
of course

Florissant, MO

#5 Aug 8, 2011
Crab wrote:
Cool, is it true paddock hills subdivision was a horse farm or is that just a Florissant Myth?
Not a myth there were stables all along old hiway 140. There may have been a horse farm on Patterson road by the power towers. There's still an old horses @ss there.
Crab

Hazelwood, MO

#6 Aug 8, 2011
of course wrote:
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Not a myth there were stables all along old hiway 140. There may have been a horse farm on Patterson road by the power towers. There's still an old horses @ss there.
LMAO, thanks
Mary Barry

Carthage, MO

#7 Aug 8, 2011
Well it's nice to see you having nice talk on this topic, thanks for the info about the horses ...also there was a stable on mo.bottom &the owner used to let kids ride.
Crab

Hazelwood, MO

#8 Aug 8, 2011
I always thought it would be need to see pics of Florissant before it was developed
Florissant History

Carrollton, TX

#9 Aug 8, 2011
Crab wrote:
I always thought it would be need to see pics of Florissant before it was developed
Go down to the Gettemeier house off of Florissant Road at Dunn Road. Go inside and talk with Rosemary Davision. She has books and lots of stories. You can get hundreds of years of history there.

“I am a Pit Bull ”

Since: Aug 08

on the pantleg of opportunity

#10 Aug 8, 2011
Crab wrote:
I always thought it would be need to see pics of Florissant before it was developed
Crab, I have a book on Florissant that was printed back in 2005. The author is John A. Wright Sr. It has the history of Florissant with a lot of the old pictures of Florissant. You are welcome to it. You can borrow it or you can have it. It's brand new. Let me know if you'd like to see it. You can also go to the Gittemeier House. But you'd have to wait until the weekend. I think their hours are from 10 am until 4pm.

Speaking of the Horse Stables, I remember the old Brown Stables on Brown Lane. They don't have the stables there anymore. When I was a kid, we used to go there with my Mom and Grandma to have their hair done by Margaret Brown. Lendel Brown had the stables. They had at least three kids as I recall. The eldest married a prominent businessman who built his truck sales in Florissant just down the street from the tire company. He relocated his business to McDonnell Blvd (Brown Road) in Hazelwood. The florissant location was the original location of Car-nection which was started by his wife, Linda.

The Brown family is still lives on in Florissant. Although the mansion on Lindbergh was sold, torn down and is now Behlmann Estates. Just a little history.

Also there is still a stable out near Jamestown Road.

One other horse related story. There was a house on the West side of Washington across from Pirrones where people had a couple of horses there in t0's and early 70's. Since they had the horses before rezoning, they were grandfathered in to have the horses. It was cool to see horses right on Washington Street.
Guess What

Florissant, MO

#11 Aug 8, 2011
Nagle's Variety Store at Patterson Plaza has alot of book about the history of Florissant and other nearby areas. Some of them are on sale now.

“I am a Pit Bull ”

Since: Aug 08

on the pantleg of opportunity

#12 Aug 8, 2011
Florissant History wrote:
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Go down to the Gettemeier house off of Florissant Road at Dunn Road. Go inside and talk with Rosemary Davision. She has books and lots of stories. You can get hundreds of years of history there.
I didn't see your post before I posted mine. Yes, Rosemary Davison is a fountain of knowledge. If it has to do with Florissant, she has the answers and some great stories! Also stop in and talk with Gretchen Crank and the rest of the ladies at the Gittemeier House. Don't let the heat bother you either, it's air conditioned.

If I may also do a commercial for Historic Florissant. I'd like to suggest to residents interested in preserving Historic Florissant and the Gittemeier House, please stop by any of the four Schnucks stores Courtesy Desk in Florissant and ask for an eScrip Card. It's free and anyone not familiar with the eScrip Card, everytime you shop at Schnucks and you present the card or key tag, Historic Florissant benefits from your purchase. It is a small way to bring some revenue to the Gittemeier House and Historic Florissant. If you alreday have a card and have room for one more organization, please add them. Thanks!

“I am a Pit Bull ”

Since: Aug 08

on the pantleg of opportunity

#13 Aug 8, 2011
Does anyone here remember teenagers and young adults who used to ride their horse down Lindbergh when it was a two lane road?
papa bear

Florissant, MO

#14 Aug 8, 2011
they used to have baloon races at fox lake when they were just fields
Mary Barry

United States

#15 Aug 8, 2011
Omg they rode horses down Lindbergh??? Wow how neat!!!@
Mustangs

AOL

#16 Aug 9, 2011
Pethead wrote:
Does anyone here remember teenagers and young adults who used to ride their horse down Lindbergh when it was a two lane road?
Beginning in 1964, Ford Mustangs
Crab

Hazelwood, MO

#17 Aug 9, 2011
Thanks for the information Pethead and Florissant History. I will stop by there some weekend and check it out.
Mary Barry

United States

#18 Aug 9, 2011
Great topic!! Does any one remember the name of the dairy on grahm...think it was between st.Francois and Washington??
SmashDude

Florissant, MO

#19 Aug 9, 2011
Pethead wrote:
Does anyone here remember teenagers and young adults who used to ride their horse down Lindbergh when it was a two lane road?
Never saw that but around the late sixties to early seventies I remember one or two horse with riders always walking around the Mullanphy-Loveland area. Try and get away with that nowdays.
Did some time when I was a tike at Clarabelle nursery school on Humes in the sixties. Behind the house there was an acre or two of fenced in area that the nursery owned and they had a horse. I can still remember how I felt every time they lifted me up onto that beast. I look behind the that house now and see more houses, that field has been gone a long time.
Mary Barry

United States

#20 Aug 10, 2011
My daughter went to Clarabelle. How old were you when you went? Do ya remember VanDerbeck pre-school? How about cold water creek up there before it was lined with concrete...the may day parade with St.Ferdinand from the church on Charbonier to old shrine...I think this was prelude to our valley of flowers.

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