Monthly Archives: July 2011

Founding St. Louis – A 21st Century Perspective

I cannot visit the Gateway Arch with its splendid views of river and cityscape without recalling Pierre Laclede, his vision and far-sightedness, and how much we owe to him as a community. For while the Arch is the work of … Continue reading

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Ulysses Grant in St. Louis

St. Louis children grow up with a special fondness for Ulysses S. Grant. Long before they learn that historians credit him with saving the Union in the War Between the States, or the first healing of the South at the … Continue reading

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The Nation’s and The Lou’s Old Courthouse

Only a small percentage of the thousands of people who attend Fair St. Louis this week-end will visit the Old Courthouse. But they will be in for a great surprise – the rotunda splendidly draped with Stars and Stripes for … Continue reading

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