Category Archives: St. Louis Walking Tours

Gateway to Freedom: Commemorating the Civil War in St. Louis

We are six generations removed from the bloodiest conflict in U.S. history and it’s easy to forget, in the wake of more recent wars and philosophical conflicts, how close we came as a nation to permanent division. The costs in … Continue reading

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Calvary Cemetery – Treasure Trove of The Lou’s History

With the exception of Thomas Danisi’s home on Mackay Place and a portion of Manuel Lisa’s fur warehouse in the Old Courthouse downtown, almost the last vestiges of Colonial St. Louis are to be found in a Catholic cemetery, the … Continue reading

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Halloween Reflections STL

Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite, All are on their rounds tonight; In the wan moon’s silver ray, Thrives their helter-skelter play. ~Joel Benton This was one of the most beautiful Halloween weekends in my memory. It began with a great … Continue reading

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Touring Civil War St. Louis

I spent last Saturday touring St. Louis in the years leading up to, during and soon after the Civil War with a lovely group of people ranging in age from about 10 years to 80. A fascination with the American Civil … Continue reading

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Walking Colonial Saint Louis

This coming Saturday, June 12th, as part of my new Second Saturdays Program for the general public, I will be conducting a guided tour of Colonial Saint Louis.  I offer a Coach Tour of the Colonial Village that takes five … Continue reading

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6th Graders Descend on Downtown

Student tours, like the one I did today with the dynamic 6th graders from St. Gerard Majella School in Kirkwood, fill me with hope for the future of St. Louis. I end these tours with a challenge to the students … Continue reading

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St. Louis Under Three Flags

For a second year I’ve had the pleasure of guiding the 3rd Grade students from The Community School in Ladue on a tour of Colonial St. Louis. They were vivacious, attentive and very knowledgable which is not surprising since one … Continue reading

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