Monthly Archives: May 2010

May 27, 1896

In the two hundred and forty-six years since its founding the City of St. Louis has experienced cholera epidemics, a fire that laid waste to almost the entire central business district and a siege that, had it succeeded, would have … Continue reading

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Sam Clemens and the Central Express Library STL

Libraries throughout the U. S. are commemorating this year, the centennial of the death of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, famed throughout the world as Mark Twain. But the Central Express Branch of the St. Louis Public Library’s Mark Twain Slept Here … Continue reading

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6th Graders Descend on Downtown

Student tours, like the one I did today with the dynamic 6th graders from St. Gerard Majella School in Kirkwood, fill me with hope for the future of St. Louis. I end these tours with a challenge to the students … Continue reading

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