Monthly Archives: March 2010

The Mound City

Archaeologists have named the Mississippian Mound Builders for the earthworks they constructed along the Mississippi River and its tributaries – from its mouth at the Gulf of Mexico – to its source in Lake Itasca, Minnesota. A cursory glance at … Continue reading

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The First Irish

Unlike many of the American settlements on the eastern seaboard, Saint Louis was open to the Irish; even Irish Catholics, who shared a religious heritage with the French and Creole founders of the village. Continue reading

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The Irish in St. Louis

The photo on the left shows the oldest gazebo in downtown St. Louis. As you might gather from the shamrocks crowning the roof line, it stood in the garden of an Irishman. Robert Campbell emigrated to St. Louis from Plumbridge, … Continue reading

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