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' I Plant Myself...Down on My Unquestionable Rights': Elijah Lovejoy's Fatal Stand for Freedom
October 1, 2006
Article tells the story of Elijah Lovejoy, St. Louis abolitionist. His impassioned denunciations of slavery in his newspaper, The Observer, incurred the wrath of pro-slavery elements. Lovejoy moved his...
1904 Saint Louis World's Fair
File containing a magazine or book excerpt with several large photos and captions from scenes at the 1904 Saint Louis World's Fair, including the Administration Building, Machinery Hall, the California...
A Beethoven "First" in St. Louis
Article chronicling the early history of classical music performances and organizations in Saint Louis, starting with German immigrants in the 1830s. Description of some of their early performances, including...
A Place Called Soulard: For Two Hundred Years More than a Market
History and description of the Soulard Farmer's Market area in downtown Saint Louis, celebrating its centennial, established in 1779, with reproduced paintings.
A Place of Beauty
History of Tower Grove Park in Saint Louis, given to the city as a garden park by Englishman Henry Shaw in 1868, with photos and description of its planning and horticulture.
A Resurrection of Native Arts and Crafts: The St. Louis World's Fair, 1904
Article about the expositions for Indian arts and crafts at the 1904 Saint Louis World's Fair, with photos of displays by several Indian tribes, including Geronimo himself.
A Walk in the Streets of St. Louis in 1845
Reprint of a traveler's street-by-street description of Saint Louis's street scenes in 1845 from the Saint Louis business directory of 1847.
Across Our Wide Missouri: Kindergarten Founder
Biographical article about 19th century teacher Miss Susan Elizabeth Blow, or Susan Blow (1843-1916), founder of America's first kindergarten, in Saint Louis, Missouri, in 1873, describing her innovations...
An Oddity of Empire: The Philippine Scouts and the 1904 World's Fair
Article about the Philippine Exhibit at the 1904 World's Fair and its intended purposes "to contrast the 'intellectual condition of Filipinos prior to the American guardianship and their intellectual progress...
Anheuser-Busch: Brewing a Name for Itself
History and description of the successful operations of the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company and its origins back to 1852 in Saint Louis, Missouri.
Approaching Kansas City: From All Points of the Compass
Article (written by a staff member of the Kansas City Public Library) about traveling into Kansas City (for the American Library Association conference here in 1968) from several different surrounding...
Arching Toward Success
October 1, 2005
Although the article features the new director of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Gateway Arch), Peggy O'Dell, it includes ''Reflections on the Arch's 40th Birthday'' and ''Fast Facts for the...
Back from the Brink: The East St. Louis Story
Article about the city of East Saint Louis, Illinois, across the Eads Bridge over the Mississippi River from Saint Louis, Missouri, and its attempts to recover from severe urban decay, with several photos....
Beyond Sympathy: The St. Louis Ladies' Union Aid Society and the Civil War
History of the Saint Louis Ladies' Union Aid Society of the 1860s, describing their contributions in "social and philanthropic concerns."
Can the Rackets Recapture Missouri?
Article about the subtle rise to power through the 1940s, mainly with gambling and liquor distribution, of organized crime in Kansas City, under former Pendergast confidant Charles Binaggio, and in Saint...
Carl Wimar: A Muralist of Civic Ambitions
Photos and biographical article about Carl Wimar (1828-1862), western explorer and painter, native of Germany, and muralist of the dome of the old courthouse of Saint Louis, Missouri, depicting the city's...
Charles Wimar: Indian Frontier Artist
Illustrations and biographical article about Charles Wimar (1828-1862), a Saint Louis "painter of what may be called the Indian frontier" in the 19th century. Native of Germany (born as Karl Ferdinand...
Cholera Epidemics in St. Louis
Account of the cholera epidemics of 1832, 1849, and 1866 based largely on items from contemporary issues of the "Missouri Republican" (1833-1836?) and the "Daily Missouri Republican" (1836-1873).
Cholera in Saint Louis in 1849
Short article on the effects of cholera in St. Louis during the 1849 outbreak. Includes a mortality list by weeks and cemetery statistics. It also includes other information including areas with the most...
Photos, illustrations, and article about the plans for the "Chouteau Lake District" in downtown Saint Lous with descriptions and depictions of its 19th century predecessor, "Chouteau's Pond."
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