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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
May 1, 1905
Early history of the Meyer Brothers drug company, started and based in Saint Louis, Missouri, dating back to 1852, with illustrations.
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...
The Greatest of Expositions
Description of the mostly demolished temporary amusement park structures of the 1904 World's Fair at Saint Louis, including Festival Hall, the original Ferris Wheel, the Missouri Building, the Floral Clock,...
When I Was Twelve
Reminiscences of the 1904 Saint Louis World's Fair by the author from his childhood with his family, and the educational and entertainment values of the fair, called a "fairyland of palaces, statuary,...
The Games They Played in '04
Article about the various sports attractions in Saint Louis in 1904 competing with the World's Fair and the Olympic Games there, including professional baseball, horse racing, gambling, jai alai, basketball,...
My Mother, the Photographer
Article recalling the photography of the author's mother of sights at the 1904 World's Fair in Saint Louis, with photos of the Grand Basin, Louisiana Purchase Monument, Palace of Electricity, Belgium Building,...
UMSL: The Home of the Citizen-Student
Article about the nature of the University of Missouri-Saint Louis as "a public urban university" promoting the concept of "citizen-students" with many students becoming educated professionals staying...
This Is St. Louis
Overview of the development of Saint Louis as a city, since its founding in the 1760s, through rapid growth in the late 1800s and into the 20th century, with descriptions of its economy, architecture,...
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 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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
Rolla Wells, Mayor of St. Louis
Photo and biographical article about Rolla Wells, mayor of Saint Louis, Missouri in 1906.
Photos and article about tourist sites in Missouri for the "1939 Biennial Convention of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs in Kansas City. Descriptions and histories of...
Two More Family-Planned Auto Tours
Map, illustration, and article about an automobile tour planned for a family traveling to Saint Louis, Missouri and circling north to Springfield, Illinois and Hannibal, Missouri, then southwest to Springfield,...
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...
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