Monthly Archives: December 2010

New Year’s Eve to Mardi Gras in St. Louis History

The French and Creoles of St. Louis filled the wintertime with celebrations! Many St. Louisans – merchants, trappers, voyageurs, involved in the fur trade – were away for months at a time and the villagers made the most of the … Continue reading

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Christmas in St. Louis 1770

24 December 1770* Mon Cher Ami, My Dear Friend, The clock is chiming half past ten and I find myself with a little time to send you Christmas greetings and to wish you a joyous New Year before I dress … Continue reading

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