Monthly Archives: November 2010

Souvenirs Of A Shrunken World

At midnight on December 1, 1904, David Rowland Francis, president of the world’s fair, formally closed the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904 with the words,”Farewell, a long farewell to all thy splendor!”  The largest such international festival held up to … Continue reading

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Old Newsboys Day St. Louis and Fr. Peter Dunne

Here in St. Louis the golds and flames of October have all but given way to the russets and coppers of November. Autumn turns her back on winter and our thoughts turn to Thanksgiving and those less fortunate than ourselves. The sun … Continue reading

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St. Louis’ Urban Museum Collaborative(UMC)

The history of any place is as broad as the land and water that cover it and as varied and multi-layered as the humans who have impacted it. History is always personal (being the story of someone or some group) … Continue reading

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Halloween Reflections STL

This was one of the most beautiful Halloween weekends in my memory. It began with a great class of  junior high students from St. Clare School in St. Clare, Illinois joining me for a Haunting St. Louis History Tour – … Continue reading

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