Sixty Years Walking the South Side


From 1920 to the start of the 1980s, South Side residents didn’t have to cart their lawn mowers, knives, scissors and tools to a store to get them sharpened on a grindstone. Instead, Tony Gagliarducci brought his 250-pound, two-wheel lawn mower, knife, scissors and tool sharpening cart to residents all over South St. Louis. He’s one of the 80 notables profiled in my book, The Colorful Characters of St. Louis.


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