Tag Archives: Soulard

Mardi Gras: St. Louis and Beyond

The Mardi Gras season which had its start Twelfth Night at the Old Courthouse with an afternoon ball and a music parade in Soulard ending with fireworks, culminates Tuesday night in St. Louis, as elsewhere in the world, with the … 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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May 27, 1896

In the two hundred and forty-six years since its founding the City of St. Louis has experienced cholera epidemics, a fire that laid waste to almost the entire central business district and a siege that, had it succeeded, would have … Continue reading

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