ALTON HAUTINGS: HOPP HOLLOW ROAD
Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway Visitor's Guide
Chuck Berry enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Chuck Berry was among the inaugural class to be accepted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones inducted Berry at the event, claiming, “it is hard for me to induct Chuck Berry, because I lifted every lick he ever played.” Other pioneering rock n’ roll figures inducted that night included Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, James Brown, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, and the Everly Brothers.
ST. LOUIS-STYLE PIZZA - St. Louis-style pizza has a super thin crust topped with pizza sauce, provel cheese and Italian seasoning. It’s one of the quickest homemade pizzas you can make being the crust doesn’t have yeast in it and it takes all of 12 minutes to bake. If you have a pizza craving at six you can be eating a fresh, hot square of pizza by six-thirty.
Photos of Robert Wadlow - The Tallest Person in History Robert Pershing Wadlow (1918 – 1940) is the tallest person in history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. Wadlow is sometimes known as the Alton Giant or Giant of Illinois because he was born and grew up in Alton, Illinois. Wadlow reached 8 ft 11.1 in (2.72 m) in height and weighed 439 lb (199 kg) at his death at age 22.
The Legend of the Piasa of the Piasa Bird
Clark Bridge, Alton (Ill.), 3 April 2009 This is the William Clark Bridge (named for the Clark of "Lewis & Clark") that spans the Mississippi River between Alton in Madison County, Illinois, and Missouri. It is a "cable-stay" design, photographed on Friday afternoon, 03 April 2009.
Entrance sign to Hamel, Illinois on Route 66. Hamel is where the two Metro East alignments of Route 66 part ways, the earlier path heading through Edwardsville and Mitchell towards the Chain of Rocks Bridge and the Show Me State. The later corridor heads further south towards Troy and Collinsville before heading into Missouri from East Saint Louis. Title: Entrance sign to Hamel, Illinois, Route 66 on July 22, 2009. (Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisi
The Religious Center, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. The Religious Center sits astride the 90th western meridian of longitude. The dome is inscribed with the outlines of the continents and oceans, with Edwardsville at the top of the dome.