Off the Clock
2:33 pm
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.

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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.

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