Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Founding Spirit of St. Louis

The City of St. Louis was founded in a spirit of collaboration, of tolerance among people of different races and socio-economic backgrounds, and of unprecedented freedom according to J. Frederick Fausz of the University of Missouri St. Louis.* This was … Continue reading

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Lighting the Birthday Candles

The City of St. Louis metaphorically lights 250 birthday candles next weekend in celebration of its founding in 1764 by Pierre Laclede Liguest and his fourteen-year-old stepson RenĂ© Auguste Chouteau. A spirited re-enactment of Laclede’s landing in December of 1763 … Continue reading

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