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Fri April 20, 2012
Missouri's newest state park donated by creator of spot remover
This week: St. Louis area entrepreneur Don Robinson died last month, leaving 843 acres of land to Missouri—the same size as New York's Central Park. And an audio postcard of a notorious outlaw's mock trial.
South west of St. Louis, at the end of a winding road, there’s a house perched on top of a hill. It’s covered in ivy and looks old fashioned. All you can see in every direction are hill-covered trees. This is where Don Robinson lived. And all that land? It was his.
Bonnie Elizabeth Parker, one half of the bank robbing duo Bonnie and Clyde, was charged with the murder of a policeman in Grapevine, Texas in 1934. MU Law School’s Historical and Theatrical Trial Society held a mock trial for Parker last week, trying her under Missouri law. Here's an audio postcard from KBIA’s Lee Jian Chung.