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The Founding Spirit of St. Louis

The City of St. Louis was founded in a spirit of collaboration, of tolerance among people of different races and socio-economic backgrounds, and of unprecedented freedom according to J. Frederick Fausz of the University of Missouri St. Louis.* This was … Continue reading

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St. Louis: Gateway to the West

Two generations after its founding St. Louis became central to the most ambitious, overland expedition in U.S. history. Its leaders were past military comrades with diverse talents that complemented each other brilliantly. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark left lasting impressions … Continue reading

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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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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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