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Glass Negative, Color
John Albury Bryan
Howard L Conard
M L Van Nada
Walter B Stevens
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...
Fred Conway: Landmarks of St. Louis
Article about the paintings by artist Fred Conway of landmarks in Saint Louis, including the Eads Bridge, the Gateway Arch, the Milles Fountain with the Saint Louis Union Station in the background, and...
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.
From St. Louis to the Sea: On the Road with the Butterfield Overland Mail
Photo, map, illustrations, and article about the Oxbow Route from Saint Louis, Missouri to San Francisco "through as much slave territory as possible" by the "Butterfield Overland Mail, a wildly ambitious...
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...
Fur, Defeat and Pluck
Article details the early history of the Chouteau Family, including the marriage of Marie Therese Bourgeois to Rene Choueau in New Orleans, and the birth of their son Auguste two years later in 1850. The...
Photos, illustrations, and information on the Gateway Arch in Saint Louis, a national monument (the tallest) built in the early 1960s and formally known as the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial overlooking...
Getting Art from Here to There
Article describes exhibition swaps between White Flag Projects in St. Louis and the Urban Culture Project's la Esquina in Kansas City. The TRUCK exhibition was held simultaneously in the two cities in...
Going Places: Meet You in St. Louie!
Article about the Saint Louis Science Center, a science museum next to Forest Park for entertainment and education, describing its several exhibits.
Hale's Fire Fighters
Photo of the firefighters' home base at the World's Fair in Saint Louis, Missouri.
He Spoke for the West
Photo and biographical article about Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858), senator of Missouri since the beginning of its statehood in 1820. Native of North Carolina moving to Saint Louis, Missouri after the...
He Was the Best
Portrait, illustrations (paintings by the author), and biographical article about Jedediah Smith (1799-1831), an early fur trapper and mountain man born in New York and based in Saint Louis, Missouri starting...
History of Lafayette County, Missouri
Photos of Kansas City from a bird's eye view, in a book as a whole about the history of townships, cities, towns, and villages of Missouri.
History of the State of Kansas
Portrait and biographical sketch of Daniel Millington, "editor of the Winfield 'Courier,' and Postmaster of Winfield," Kansas. Born in Vermont in 1823 and moving to Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1862 and then...
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".
Imperialism on Display: The Philippine Exhibition at the 1904 World's Fair
Examination of the Philippine Exhibition at the 1904 World's Fair in Saint Louis as a display of the United States' pinnacle of imperialism and arrogance in treatment of Filipinos in the wake of the 1899...
In $135 Million Renovation St. Louis Union Station Brought Back to Life
Article about the new renovation of the old 1890s Saint Louis Union Station into a downtown complex of "hotel, shops, restaurants, a lake, a park, and exhibits," with photos of the real building and a...
James Baird, Early Santa Fe Trader
Biographical article about James Baird (1767-1826), an early and rarely documented Santa Fe trader. Native of Pennsylvania moving to Saint Louis, Missouri in 1810 as a blacksmith before traveling to Santa...
Joseph Robidoux's Family: Fur Traders and Trail Blazers
Photos, illustrations, and biographical article about the western fur trading family of Joseph Robidoux III (1783-1860). Description of Joseph (founder of Saint Joseph, Missouri) "as an equal of Manuel...
Biographical chapter about Jules DeMun (1782-1843), an early explorer and fur trader of the American Southwest and of the site of Kansas City. He was a native of Haiti and "nobleman by birth" coming to...
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