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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, the last vestiges of Colonial St. Louis are to be found in a Catholic cemetery, the city’s … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday St. Louis!

Two hundred and forty-seven years ago today, on February 15, 1764*, fourteen year old Rene Auguste Chouteau arrived at the foot of Market Street (then merely a single break in the four-story bluffs that fronted the Mississippi here) with a … 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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