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Saint Louis, Missouri
Louisiana Purchase Exp...
Missouri Botanical Gar...
Glass Negative, Color
John Albury Bryan
Howard L Conard
M L Van Nada
Walter B Stevens
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...
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...
Hale's Fire Fighters
Photo of the firefighters' home base at the World's Fair in Saint Louis, Missouri.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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 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 '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.
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...
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...
Frank Lauder Autochrome Collection
The collection consists of 1402 color, glass negative autochrome images of Kansas City residences and gardens; some city views, including parks, statues, fountains, and other landmarks; and pictures of...
Photocopied papers of Francois and Berenice Chouteau from the Missouri Historical Society in Saint Louis, Missouri.
Founding of St. Louis: A New French Frontier at the End of Empire
Description of events leading up to the founding of St. Louis, "the refuge of all the French" along the Missouri River frontier. Includes color picture of Auguste Chouteau portrait, maps, and other illustrations....
For Wood and Water: Steamboating on the Missouri River from Saint Louis to Fort Union, Dakota Territory, 1841-1846--A Collection of Journals by Capt. Joseph A. Sire
Portrait and biographical sketch of Joseph Aime Sire, or Joseph Sire (1799-1854), "one of the two foremost men in the history of steamboat navigation on the Missouri River with Captain Joseph LaBarge,...
First National Convention of Cattlemen at St. Louis
Large illustrations and article for "the first National Convention of the cattle-growers of the West," in Saint Louis, with descriptions of groups of cattle from all over the country.
Firebrand In a Powder Keg: Nathaniel Lyon in St. Louis
June 1, 2005
Nathaniel Lyon's life story is retold at the beginning of this article, setting the scene for his involvement in the Kansas-Missouri border troubles and in the early part of the Civil War in Missouri....
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...
Biographical sketches of Eugene Jaccard, "a jeweler of Kansas City," and his father, D. C. Jaccard, a jeweler and watchmaker born in Switzerland emigrating to Saint Louis, Missouri, in 1845. Description...
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