James Baker's Public Appearances

July:    

        07/26/06  KWMU (90.7 FM) interview with Don Marsh, Saint Louis On The Air    11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
               RECORDING  OF INTERVIEW NOW AVAILABLE ON THE KWMU WEB SITE - ST. LOUIS ON THE AIR - 7/26/06


        07/26/06   World's Fair Society    Main Branch of County Library    1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. (at Clayton Road) St. Louis, MO 63131.  
                                 7:00 p.m.    Topic: Streetcars and the World's Fair.  
                NEW POWERPOINT PRESENTATION  NOW AVAILABLE TO ORGANIZATIONS, CHURCHES, AND CLUBS

August:

        08/17/06   Artist's Guild, Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, MO   7:00 p.m.   Topic:  Pretty as a Picture - Streetcars as State of the Art Transportation                             1890 - 1950
September:

         09/16/06   Kirkwood,  Missouri Greentree Parade  9-12 a.m.   Kirkwood Historical Society entry.  See below.

         9-14 to  9/28   Kirkwood History Series -  St. louis Community College. See below.

November:

         11/08/06  Cliff Cave Branch of the St. Louis County Library     2:00 p.m.  Sponsored by the County Library System    
                         Topic: King Trolley in St. Louis County




James will have copies of his books available for purchase at all listed appearances unless otherwise noted.  He will accept checks or cash.  Credit purchases must be made elsewhere on this web site via PayPal.  Amazon.com now carries King Trolley and the Suburban Queens.

To arrange for a presentation in the St. Louis, Missouri area, email James at  streetcars.jbaker@yahoo.com
 Presentations are generally free to the sponsoring organization if the organization agrees to publicize the event and will allow the author to sell his books.

Available Topics:   Meramec Highlands Resort
                                Streetcars in St. Louis County
                                Customized topics related to streetcars, Kirkwood or Meramec Highlands

                                                                                   
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 History of Kirkwood Series   9/14, 9/21, and 9/28, 2006    7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
 Meramec Campus - St. Louis Community College - Applied Sciences Building -
Room 108
 May register for sessions individually or for all three as a group.  Session one will be a walking tour of Meramec Highlands Historic District  led by the author of  Glimpses of  Meramec Highlands.  Session two will explore streetcar transit in Kirkwood and the the St. Louis area from 1890 to 1950.  Session three will  explore the  development of Kirkwood via a study of its Landmark districts and buildings.

 More information about registering is included in the St. Louis Community College Continuing Education Catalog.


September  16, 2006

Watch for Jim in Kirkwood's Greentree Parade - Kirkwood Historical Society entry.  It will feature three historical books, one of which is  Jim's tale, Glimpses of Meramec Highlands.  It is rumored that Jim and Terry, will be riding in an antique car clothed in  1890's bathing uniforms such as those worn by the resort's guests.


A YEAR AWAY?
Home and Garden cable channel show, If Walls Could Talk, on June 20, 2006 filmed an episode at the former Meramec Highland's General Store. Jim and Terry Baker and their dog Murray were supporting characters in the story of the house and its connection with Pretty Boy Floyd.  When further details about  the show time are known, they will be posted.  The producer indicated that shows often take up to a year before they are released.



                                                                   





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