Category Archives: St. Louis

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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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New Wing of the Field House Museum in Downtown St. Louis Brims with Stories

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The oldest house downtown has a fresh new face and a brand-new wing that provides rich context for St. Louis as she emerged as “Queen of the West” and the tumultuous years leading up to and during the Civil War … 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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Navigating St. Louis

I was born a walker. For me the most sensuous way to experience a place – whether it be Dublin or Paris or St. Louis – is to walk it; following scents, letting the colors of a place seep into … Continue reading

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The Shaw Art Fair: Neighborhood Crucible for Creativity

There will be very little history in this blog post which is instead a celebration of the arts as supported and engendered by a St. Louis neighborhood which has its origin in a British immigrant with an eye for beauty and … 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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Piecing a City Together: Recreating St. Louis

Great old cities, like great quilts fray and fall to pieces. In order to remain vibrant they have to be revitalized. Cahokia, the first city on the landscape that became St. Louis, defined by archaeologists as the first city north of … Continue reading

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