Distilled History

A Drinking Blog with a History Problem

Archive for November, 2012

November 26th, 2012 by Cameron Collins

The Fanciulli & More Tower Grove

Recently, a few readers have hinted to me that Distilled History has been a bit heavy on the History. I’ve been told the Distilled side of things needs a bit more love. Looking back at my latest posts, I think my readers have a point. It’s time I get back to drinking. With that in […]

November 12th, 2012 by Cameron Collins

The Great Cyclone of 1896

In the late afternoon of May 27, 1896,  a meteorologist by the name of Irl Hicks looked out the window of his observatory on 22nd street in St. Louis. He watched anxiously as black clouds and green skies loomed dangerously to the south.  An ordained minister, Confederate veteran, and publisher of his own almanac, Hicks […]

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