Monthly Archives: March 2010

Mound Street & a Museum of the City of St. Louis

I am writing today to advocate the creation of a Museum of the City of St. Louis. St. Louis’ place in the broad history of the United States and North America is critical, deep and little celebrated. And this is … Continue reading

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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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Irish St. Louis

A shamrock atop the Campbell House gazebo The above photo 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 … Continue reading

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