Tag Archives: St. Louis History

Belated Valentine for Pierre Laclede

Cher Monsieur Laclede, Dear Pierre, On this the 249th anniversary of the founding of La Poste de Saint Louis, I want to thank you. And to tell you  how much has been accomplished in your absence – knowing how great … Continue reading

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6th Graders Descend on Downtown

Student tours, like the one I did today with the dynamic 6th graders from St. Gerard Majella School in Kirkwood, fill me with hope for the future of St. Louis. I end these tours with a challenge to the students … Continue reading

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Welcome to From the Lou

I’m initiating this blog From the Lou for two reasons:

—for the serious dissemination of St. Louis history which is deep, fascinating and little known – particularly to St. Louisans (who with rare exceptions are not taught it)

—and to provide a forum for the lively discussion of all things St. Louis from trivia and culture to lifestyle and happenings of interest. Continue reading

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