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John Albury Bryan
Walter B Stevens
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Carl J Ekberg
' 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.
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.
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...
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...
Chatillon-Demenil Mansion in Saint Louis
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."
Topographical map depicting St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis, Missouri, as well as surrounding suburban towns. Map includes Forest Park and its facilities, hospitals, schools, churches, stadiums,...
Cleartype County-Town Map of Missouri
Political map of Missouri showing counties and towns. Includes an inset map of St. Louis and vicinity. Accompanying tables list population and map locations of counties and towns.
Community Image in the History of Saint Louis and Kansas City
Dissertation toward a doctorate degree for the University of Missouri-Columbia comparing the history of community images in Kansas City and Saint Louis, Missouri. Extensive descriptions of Kansas City...
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference
History of "Lynch's Negro Pen," "the name given to an old-time slave market in St. Louis, conducted by Bernard M. Lynch," in operation until 1861 in Saint Louis.
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