Cameron Collins

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    Happy 50th Birthday, St. Louis City Flag!

    The St. Louis city flag turns 50 years old today. The flag with a red field, a fleur-de-lis and blue waves representing the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers has been flying atop city buildings and flag poles for half a century now. The flag's birthday is only a couple weeks before ... More >>

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    December 5, 2013

    Celebrate the Repeal of Prohibition Gatsby-Style

    It may be hard to believe now, but there was a time when our crazy country actually banned the production, sale and consumption of alcohol. How it happened is a weird and complicated story involving Congress, the Temperance Movement and a bunch of party poopers. But, on December 5, 1933, after more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Drinking Bathtub Gin and Other Prohibition-Era Cocktails with Distilled History

    Love the show Drunk History? OK, it's not exactly the same thing, but local blog Distilled History combines history and drinking in a similarly charming way. (We named it Best Personal Blog last year.) The man behind it is Cameron Collins, a docent at the historic Campbell House Museum (1508 Locust ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    Local Blog Recounts St. Louis History One Cocktail at a Time

    Cameron Collins' blog Distilled History was recently named Best Personal Blog in Riverfront Times 2013 Web Awards. For a full list of winners click here. Cameron Collins has always loved a good Manhattan, but his friends didn't always love hearing him gripe about the lack of well-made cocktails in ... More >>