Chattanooga’s immortality as a railroad town was marked for eternity with the release of Glenn Miller’s “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” a song he recorded in 1941 for the film “Sun Valley Serenade.” The song topped the Hit Parade chart, selling more than a million copies.
St. Louis has traditionally been a town through which people pass. Hence, it’s nickname: “Gateway to the West.” But, despite whatever preconceived notions a traveler might have about St. Louis, it’s a great town to visit.
They can be found on street corners, in town squares, in front of major buildings and on major town greens. They are often great ways to learn a little but about the history of a particular city or state.