Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What's Up

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What's Up

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THIS DAY IN 1915

DEADLY FLOOD

The city is swamped by 9 inches of rain, causing the River Des Peres to flood and kill at least 11 people. More than 1,000 buildings are damaged or destroyed. A project tamed the river, turning it into a stormwater and wastewater channel.

HEADS UP

YOUNG POETS SOUGHT

St. Louis County Library is looking for poets to participate in its Young Adult Poetry Contest beginning Sept. 1. Anyone 16-21 with a valid St. Louis County Library borrower's card is eligible to submit via email one original poem for consideration. First- and second-place winners will receive a gift card, and the winning poems will be posted on the library's website. Deadline for submissions is Oct. 14.

Rules are posted on the library's website at www.slcl. …

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