i now go to work sometimes and i work in the lower level of a community college library built in the 1960s, on the same site as an old amusement park that my parents used to go to as kids called the forest park highlands. i am looking up a recent article about it now, some kind of “remember when” journalism piece for local radio: in 1963, a random fire took hold of the park grounds and everything burned down. the forest park highlands became a bulldozed lot, and some developers took it and built st. louis community college forest park. the fire supposedly started in a kitchen of one of the restaurants by the rides. the article uses nice verbs like “siphoned” and “doused” to describe the streams of water from the fire department hoses. it’s written that the only structure left after the burning was the swimming pool. but i guess that’s gone now, too.