2 days to go

imagesCASWLLC1Two days before the release/signing party for my book on the Gateway Arch, it’s time to talk about everything that will be going on. Besides the sale of The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, the Schemers and the Hard Hats Who Built the Gateway Arch, you’ll have a first-time ever chance to have me autograph it. You can see a 16-foot-long exhibit of newspaper articles and pictures about the Arch and Arch grounds and a slide show with more than 100 pictures of the Arch and Arch grounds. Plus there will be readings, a chance to meet people involved with the writing of the book and some marvelous food. So come out to the Tavern of Fine Arts, 313 Belt Ave., from 2-5 p.m. Saturday for a great time.

Published by Jim Merkel

Reedy Press published four of my books, Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side, 2010; Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans, 2012; The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and the Hard Hats Who Built the Gateway Arch; and the Second Edition of Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side, 2014. They're available in bookstores and online. For an autographed copy, send a check for $21.50 made out to Jim Merkel, to Jim Merkel, 4216 Osceola St., St. Louis, MO 63116.

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