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Jim Merkel, author of Beer, Brats and Baseball, a book on St. Louis Germans. Photo: KMOX

St. Louis Author Aims to Honor German Heritage

Local historian Jim Merkel, an author whose great-great-grandfather started a piano factory here in 1858, wants to honor the German heritage that was largely lost amid the war’s backlash.

03/24/2014

Sausage 3, Getty Images, photo by Sean Gallup

In Celebration of the Sausage

The eastern Missouri town with a strong German heritage is about to celebrate sausage.

03/16/2012

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