Est. 1908 Maplewood Missouri Shop Dine Bowl
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Ramblin' Around
As we have been telling you, the original route 66 made its way through Maplewood from 1926 through 1933.

While you can still see some of the businesses that are still in operation, visit for that information, we thought it would be fun to look at some of the entertainment that was available around that time, give or take a few years.

You can also checkout the book, "Route 66 St. Louis: From the Bridges to the Diamonds" ($29.95) by Norma Maret Bolin available at . (Shipping and tax additional) It is also available at the Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest in Maplewood.  Thanks to Ms. Bolin for providing the photo of Cousin Hugo's.

The Wedge Bar
Thanks to Elmer Wind for this photograph.  The Wedge Bar later became EJ's Tire (owned by Elmer's father).

The Wedge Bar Advertisement
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Movie Listing
Both the Maplewood Theatre and Powhattan were showing the films of the day back in the 1930's.

Manchester at Hanley
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C.1934, this photo shows a ramblin' country road.  Turn south in 1935 and you will find Cousin Hugo's just around the bend.

The Real Cousin Hugo
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Hugo Weston, behind the bar, was "Cousin Hugo".  The business opened in 1935 and many a married couple will tell you this is where they had their first date.  Also, many anniversaries, family gatherings, bachelor/bachelorette parties, etc. . . have been celebrated at this establishment currently owned by Tommy Bahn. 

Again, many thanks to Norma Bolin!

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