Category Archives: Books

Hidden History of Downtown St. Louis

I’m excited to announce that the Hidden History of Downtown St. Louis which I began a year ago for Arcadia Publishing has arrived locally at Barnes and Noble Book Stores, The Book House in Maplewood, Campbell House Museum downtown and … Continue reading

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Update from The Lou

Dear Readers, I’m sorry to have been absent for so long a time. But life happens and other kinds of writing have demanded my attention. I will soon begin blogging again on a regular basis but I’m focused  presently on … Continue reading

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Re-Visiting History: The Battle of Pilot Knob, Missouri

At the invitation of good friends who live in Farmington, my husband and I took a scenic drive this past weekend out of St. Louis, over the Ozark Plateau and into the beautiful Arcadia Valley to attend a 150th Anniversary Re-Enactment of … Continue reading

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Chatillon-DeMenil: Grande Dame of The Lou’s Great Houses

It’s not the oldest house in St. Louis. Nor the most prestigious. But the Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion ( ) is the last of the great Creole houses – front and back – and it resonates St. Louis history from our founding … Continue reading

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Uncovering the Truth About Meriwether Lewis

It has taken more than two hundred years but with the publication of Uncovering the Truth About Meriwether Lewis, one of the most pivotal characters in 19th century American history has been vindicated. Like so many of the framers of … Continue reading

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