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From Madame Chouteau to the Social Evil Hospital: The Roots of Misogyny in St. Louis

Sadly, it’s recently become clear that attitudes haven't changed all that much since the 19th, or even 18th century. And “good men” continue to be silent. more »

Feb 10, 2016 8:30 AM History


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Why Modern St. Louis is a Lot Like Medieval Germany

When will St. Louis follow the lead of its more successful neighbors and abandon the political fragmentation that didn’t work hundreds of years ago, and continues to fail us now? more »

Feb 3, 2016 8:30 AM History


Photograph by Thomas Crone

Dead Bars: Mix ‘n’ Match Edition

So we were talking about bars. First impression. Best stories. Things that you remember as go-to’s, years later. Here’s a crack at a few Dead Bar Stories. Some of these are being typed out for the first time and I do believe that they’re true. more »

Jan 29, 2016 8:38 AM History 1 Comments


Photograph by Chris Naffziger

Searching for a Lost St. Louis in the Pages of the Green Book

The Green Book, published by Victor Green, a mailman living in New York City, was an indispensible travel guide for African Americans trying locate friendly businesses on the road—including in St. Louis. more »

Jan 27, 2016 9:10 AM History


Photograph by Chris Naffziger

Touring the Small German Towns of St. Charles County

Waves of German immigration during the 19th century earned this area its nickname of "the Missouri Rhineland." more »

Jan 20, 2016 8:00 AM History 2 Comments


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