Tag Archives: The Missouri History Museum

History Museum’s Powerful “Civil War in Missouri”

If the Civil War had a dramatic impact on the economy and population of St. Louis its impact on rural Missouri – particularly west and south of St. Louis – was catastrophic. The first major Civil War battle fought west … Continue reading

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Souvenirs Of A Shrunken World

At midnight on December 1, 1904, David Rowland Francis, president of the world’s fair, formally closed the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904 with the words,”Farewell, a long farewell to all thy splendor!” ┬áThe largest such international festival held up to … Continue reading

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