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Saint Louis, Missouri
Louisiana Purchase Exp...
Missouri Botanical Gar...
John Albury Bryan
M L Van Nada
Howard L Conard
Walter B Stevens
Chatillon-Demenil Mansion in Saint Louis
Missouri Botanical Gardens
The Chouteau Map Re-Examined: A Quest in Progress
"Over the years, so much mythology has accumulated around this map that recently the authors of this article set out to find the evidence. With this article is published, in color for the first time, the...
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...
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).
Notable St. Louisans in 1900
Alphabetical index to biographical portraits of prominent Saint Louisans.
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...
Tracking Pierre Laclede, 1763-66
Analysis of Pierre Laclede's activities between 1763 and 1766 as he set off west across the Mississippi River to trade with Native Americans in present-day Missouri. Due primarily to his description in...
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...
National Affairs: Spring Flood Waters Roll On; Controls Stymied by Bickering
Article about "the worst flood since 1844" in the Missouri River valley, with description of flood control measures led by the Army Corps of Engineers, from Sioux City, Nebraska, to Saint Louis, Missouri,...
Where It All Began: Laclede's Landing
Article about the "only nine blocks" surviving in Saint Louis from its original 1755 designs by city founder Pierre Laclede Liguest, known as Laclede's Landing. Description of the three street area, partially...
The People from HOK
Article about the architectural firm of Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, showing some of its most well-known structures, including the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, "the capital's top attraction--more...
Excursion to Missouri
Article about the author's "business excursion to the United States" in 1874, describing his observations and known statistics of Saint Louis, Missouri and surrounding territory (mines in Carondelet and...
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....
The Building of the Arch
Article about the construction of the "world-renowned" Gateway Arch in Saint Louis in the early 1960s, designed by Eero Saarinen, with photos of the precarious construction situations.
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.
The French Emigres from Guadaloupe
Article about the families of French upper class moving from the West Indian island of Guadaloupe in 1848 to Saint Louis, Missouri, including the de Laureal family.
From the Pike to the Spike
Article about the history of river front development in Saint Louis along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, starting with the "Pike" steamship in 1817 and the "spike" in railroads, made possible with...
From 'a Hole in the Ground': The Humble Birth of the Brewery Foretold Nothing of Its Multi-Million Barrel Future
Article about the history of the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company in Saint Louis.
The St. Louis Fur Trade: Fur Company Ledgers and Account Books in the Archives of the Missouri Historical Society
Article about the history of the fur trade in Saint Louis, Missouri, especially "from 1802 to 1871, a period which saw the emergence of St. Louis as the unchallenged fur trade capital of the West," with...
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