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KC Now 28th Largest Metro
April 5, 2007
According to the article, metropolitan Kansas City is growing by a little more than one percent per year. However, the city's rankings dropped from 27th to 28th. Metropolitian Kansas City, which includes...
I-70: It's Big in Britain
June 23, 2004
Article reports that a recent British publication, The Independent, places the drive from St. Louis to Kansas City on I-70 first among its "10 Great U.S. Drives".
Missouri Heritage: Early Bishop of St. Louis Did Much for Catholicism
Biographical article about Bishop Louis Guillaume Valentin Du Bourg (1766-1833), the first bishop of Saint Louis, Missouri, builder of the Saint Louis cathedral, began construction of what became Saint...
Biographical article about Colonel Peter Madison Miller, or Peter Miller (1811-1896), a Civil War officer for the Union in Missouri. Description of his life and career as a native of Pennsylvania moving...
Pottery Helps in Finding Laclede's Home
October 8, 2006
Brief item reporting the discovery of the possible location of Pierre LacLede's home in Fort de Chartres, Illinois. Laclede, often called the founder of St. Louis, Missouri, reportedly settled this site...
Kansas City versus Saint Louis
Each author defending own city. Kansas City accused of being "rubophobic," not as formal or as traditional or having as "real" a downtown as Saint Louis.
Missouri Heritage: Sarpy Family Deserves Historian's Attention
File containing a biographical article about Peter Sarpy, a fur trader on the Missouri River starting about 1823. Born in Saint Louis in 1805 and assisting John Fremont and Brigham Young in expeditions...
Missouri Heritage: Bishop Made St. Louis the 'Rome of America'
File containing a biographical article with portrait and information on Reverend Joseph Rosati, "the first bishop of the Catholic diocese of St. Louis." Born in Italy in 1789 and emigrating to Saint Louis,...
Frank Walsh: Attorney at Law
File containing an article with photos and description of Francis Patrick Walsh, or Frank Walsh (1864-1939), "perhaps, the greatest lawyer Kansas City ever produced." Native of Saint Louis, Missouri coming...
File containing an illustration and biographical article about Nathaniel Beverley Tucker, or Nathaniel Tucker (1784-1851), writer of "The Partisan Leader, a Tale of the Future," an 1836 book "predict[ing]...
Vivid 'Gussie' Busch Dies at St. Louis Home
File contains an obituary article about August Anheuser Busch, Jr., or August Busch, Jr. (1899-1989), "the colorful beer baron who turned his family business into the world's largest brewing company,"...
Lelah Harrison Brown: Original Poetess
Illustration and article about Lelah Harrison Brown, or Lelah Brown, "author of the Golden Rod" collection of poetry, a resident of Saint Louis, Missouri, from Virginia.
Elija P. Lovejoy
Illustration and biographical article about Elija Lovejoy (~1802-1837), "one of America's foremost fighters for freedom of the press," based in Saint Louis, Missouri, and killed in Alton, Illinois, by...
TWA Will Start St. Louis Jet Run
May 22, 1959
News of the first regular jet service to and from Missouri. "The first commercial jet air transportation from a Missouri city will be inaugurated July 21 when Trans World Airlines starts a 2-hour service...
Kansas City Casino Building
Newspaper clippings about the Kansas City building called the casino for the 1904 fair at Saint Louis called the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.
Photo and biographical article about Kate Richards O'Hare, or Kate O'Hare, "St. Louis Socialist leader who served almost fourteen months of a 5-year penitentiary sentence for violation of the espionage...
Portrait and biographical article about John Miller (1781-1846), the fourth governor of Missouri from 1826 to 1832. Description of his life and career as a native of Virginia involved in the War of 1812...
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