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Washington, D.C. 150 Years After the Civil War

If Abraham Lincoln does indeed walk at midnight, the byways of Springfield, Illinois as the poet Vachel Lindsay suggested in 1914, he surely walks the streets of the nation’s capitol where he knew such troubled dreams. For Lincoln, one of … 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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Haunting St. Louis II

There are hauntings and there are hauntings. A harsh word spoken to a loved one in childhood can come back to haunt one in old age for it can never be taken back. Who hasn’t such memories? When Sam Clemens … Continue reading

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Haunting St. Louis I

As autumn wends its way thru October, chill winds from the west and north turn the leaves to gold and flame. The old year, approaching the eleventh of its twelve calendrical months, is dying; going out in a last blaze … Continue reading

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