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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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The Lou’s Signature Bread Co.

Once, neighborhood bakeries were almost as common in The Lou as banks. Practically every ethnic group had its own – Polish, Russian, Swiss, Bohemian, Syrian and Italian  among them. There were kosher bakeries and French pastry shops; distinctive but certainly … Continue reading

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