January 31, 2018, Wednesday at 7:00 pm presentation and book signing at the…
...Sunset Hills Community Center, “When the Blues Go Marching In: An Illustrated Timeline of St. Louis Blues Hockey” by Dan O’Neill, long-time sports columnist and feature writer at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Sunset Hills Community Center located behind the Sunset Hills City Hall at 3939 South Lindbergh Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63127. Bring your hockey fan friends and your kids.
This program may be of interest to kids, especially hockey and sports fans. Please bring your kids and grandkids!
Sunset Hills Historical Society and Sappington-Concord Historical Society together are jointly sponsoring the presentation and book signing.
See the Facebook page for Sappington-Concord Historical Society
“When the Blues Go Marching In” on the web
Description of the book from Amazon.com
From humble beginnings, there always has been something special about this hockey franchise and its connection to St. Louis, something about the Note on the sweater, the names who have worn it and the narrative they have created … something that has resonated over 50 years. If you were there at the start, you still feel it, the organ thumping, the building trembling, the passion exploding. You can see men and women, dressed to the nines, dancing in the aisles. You can picture Saturday nights at The Arena, when a new religion took hold, when the St. Louis Blues came marching In. It was the start of a romance that never fades, a love affair embraces sports fans in this Midwestern town and never lets go. Those first nights have been decorated in so many nights since, so many memories, so many hearts that bleed blue. You can still feel it, 50 years later, covered in vintage jerseys and ”Towel Man” tosses. It still reverberates. When the Blues Go Marching In: An Illustrated Timeline of St. Louis Blues Hockey captures that magic – the color, the characters and the excitement. It takes you through the first 50 years of the St. Louis Blues, through those early expansion-team nights, though dramatic ups and downs, through the on-going quest to capture an elusive Stanley Cup Championship. The Blues have been much more than a piece of the St. Louis landscape. From the outset, they have been equal partners in the city’s soul, an extension of its hard-working personality. They have left an indelible cultural imprint, an ever-lasting impression that is captured in the images and stories on these pages. When the Blues Go Marching In is a book St. Louis sports fans will cherish for years to come.
St Louis Public Radio interview of Dan Dan O’Neill in October, 2017
See December 1, 2017 article about the book in the South County Times
The photos in slide show below are from: 50 most outstanding players in St Louis Blues history