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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Christmastime in The Lou

From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day downtown St. Louis is at its most magical, decked out for the holidays in festive garlands and raiments of shining colors – silver and gold to be sure – along with the glowing orbs … Continue reading

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