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 this date one hundred and six years ago, 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!” … Continue reading

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