St Louis, Missouri, USA - Scenes in St. Louis
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
St Louis, Missouri, USA

Scenes in St. Louis
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
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St Louis, Missouri, USA - Arcade Building, 8th and Olive to Pine St., St. Louis, Mo.
St Louis, Missouri, USA

Arcade Building, 8th and Olive to Pine St., St. Louis, Mo.
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St Louis, Missouri, USA - Municipal Courts Building, St. Louis, Mo.
St Louis, Missouri, USA

Municipal Courts Building, St. Louis, Mo.
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St Louis, Missouri, USA - Missouri Botanical Gardens - Shaw's Garden - St. Louis, Missouri
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Missouri Botanical Gardens - Shaw's Garden - St. Louis, Missouri
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St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA

Prior to European settlement, the area was a major regional center of Native American Mississippian culture. The city of St. Louis was founded in 1764 by French fur traders Pierre Laclède and Auguste Chouteau, and named after Louis IX of France. The area was ceded to Spain following France's defeat in the Seven Years' War (the area east of the Mississippi was ceded to Britain). In 1800, Spanish Louisiana was retroceded back to France. In 1803, the United States acquired the territory as part of the Louisiana Purchase...wikipedia


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1764 - February 15 - St. Louis, Missouri founded as a French trading post by Pierre Laclade Ligue

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1804 - May 14 - Lewis & Clark set out from St Louis for Pacific Coast

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1806 - September 23 - Lewis & Clark return to St Louis from Pacific Northwest

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1808 - The first newspaper, the Missouri Gazette, began publication in St. Louis

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1816 - August 24 - The Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri.

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1832 - Saint Louis University received a formal charter from the state of Missouri in 1832, making it the oldest University west of the Mississippi.

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1847 - St. Louis connected to the East by telegraph

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1849 - A cholera epidemic struck St. Louis - over 4000 people died

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1849 - May 17 – The St. Louis Fire starts when a steamboat catches fire and nearly burns down the entire city.
From the St. Louis Union.
TREMENDOUS CONFLAGRATION!
23 Steamboats Burned!
SEVERAL SQUARES IN ASHES.
LOSS OF LIFE!!
Five Millions of Property Destroyed!!!

About ten o'clock last night, the steamer White Cloud lying near the head of the levee, was discovered to be on fire. At the time, there...Read MORE...



1857 - The Dred Scott decision handed down by U.S. Chief Justice Roger B. Taney;
the case originated in St. Louis. Scott was allowed to sue for his freedom from slavery based on the fact that he had previously lived in a free territory.
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News  1866 - MISSOURI - DESTRUCTIVE TORNADO AT ST. LOUIS. BUILDINGS UNROOFED AND DEMOLISHED - MANY PERSONS INJURED - DAMAGES ESTIMATED AT $100,000.
St. Louis, Monday, Oct. 22.
The most terrific wind storm that ever visited this section of the country swept over this city at 4:30 yesterday afternoon, (doing an incredible amount of damage,) from the south, bearing a little eastward. It seemed to twist like a screw; lasted from ten to fifteen...Read MORE...



News  1869 - A St. Louis dispatch of the 22d reports that General Sherman had been quite ill for several days past.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 30, 1869
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1870 - The first train of the Atlantic-Pacific Railway, which became the St.Louis-San Francisco Railway, or "Frisco," arrived in 1870.

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News  1870 - Fires
St. Louis, Mo., July 8. - The freight warehouses of the St. Louis and Vandalia, and Illinois Control Railroad Companies, on Second-street, between Spruce and Myrtle, containing a large quantity of hemp, whisky, flour, hides, &c., were burned at 2 o'clock this morning. The insurance has not been...Read MORE...


News  1873 - Surprising Outcome
A charitable lady of St. Louis sent one of her last year's dresses to a destitute woman on the 6th. She was somewhat surprised to have it returned with the statement that it was too full behind for the present style, and would she take out a breadth and change the trimming.
Harrisburg Telegraph
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
March 1, 1873
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News  1876 - Barge Hits Booneville Bridge
A barge was crushed against the Booneville Bridge, near St. Louis, on Tuesday. Six lives were lost. The barge had 1,000 bushels of corn on board.
The Weekly Era
Raleigh, North Carolina
April 13, 1876
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News  1877 - July 16 – Great railroad strike of 1877:
Riots by Baltimore and Ohio Railroad railroad workers in Baltimore, Maryland lead to a sympathy strike and rioting in Pittsburgh, and a full-scale worker's rebellion in St. Louis, briefly establishing a Communist government before U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes calls in the armed forces.
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July 16, 1877
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1882 - St. Louis
It was nearly a century and a quarter ago that St: Louis's first arrival proclaimed the site of the future metropolis of the Mississippi Valley. In 1762 M. Pierre Laclede Liquesto and his two companions, Auguste and Pierre Chouteau, landed upon the site which was destined to become a great city....Read MORE...


News  1887 - A CIRCUS TRAIN WRECKED. WILD ANIMALS ESCAPE, BUT ARE EASILY CAPTURED - ONE MAN KILLED.
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 3 - JOHN ROBINSON'S circus train was wrecked at the Union Station this evening, and a pair of lions, a tiger, a leopard, and a hyena succeeded in escaping from the cages. The excitement was intense for a few minutes, but the animals, being of the circus kind, were more scared...Read MORE...


News  1888 - In St Louis on the 13th a case of leprosy was discovered, the patient being Choo Fay, a Chinese laundryman. Fay has been in this country several years.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
March 17, 1888
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News  1889 - The malt-house attached to the Anheuser-Busch brewery in St. Louis was burned on the 3d, causing a loss of $200,000.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
February 9, 1889
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News  1890 - March 31 - Saint Louis, MO, received 20 inches of snow in 24 hours.

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March 31, 1890
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News  1893 - February 1, Thunder and lightning accompanied sleet and snow at Saint Louis MO during the evening hours, even though the temperature was just 13 degrees above zero.

The Weather Channel
February 1, 1893
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News  1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
...Temperature In Missouri.
St. Louis, Feb. 9. - A special to The Republic from Centralia, Mo., says: "The mercury registered 27 degrees below zero at 5 o'clock this morning, which is the coldest weather in this section of the state for 11 years. Ponds are frozen to the bottom and many farmers are ...Read MORE...



News  1896 - St. Louis, Mo. - May 27, 1896 - Twister
The tornado that came through St. Louis, Missouri on May 27th, 1896 originally formed only six miles west of the Eads Bridge. It swept away or damaged many of the homes and buildings that were built along the river but left the steel span bridge largely undamaged. The St. Louis tornado was part of...Read MORE...


News  1897 - VAULTS SAVE. St. Louis' Largest Jewelry Firm From Being Wiped Out by Fire. BUILDING AND ALL GO. But Half of the Stock Was Saved by Being in Fire Proof Vaults. FAMILY'S NARROW ESCAPE.
St. Louis, Dec. 19. - Fire started in the basement of the building occupied by the Mermod & Jaccard Jewelry Company, at the corner of Locust street and Broadway, early this morning. The five story building is a total loss, $335,000, fully insured. It is thought the fire started in the boiler...Read MORE...


1899 - St. Louis - John S. Thurman invented the gasoline powered vacuum cleaner (which he called the "pneumatic carpet renovator") in 1899.
His vacuum was patented on Oct. 3, 1899 (patent #634,042). It may have been the first motorized vacuum cleaner. Thurman had a run a horse drawn, door-to-door carpet vacuuming service in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, charging $4 per visit (which was a large amount of money at the time).
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1901 - St. Louis - The Future Great by William Marion Reedy
Situated at the heart of the continent, between the East and West, the North and South, St. Louis is a unique mixture of the characteristics of all sections of the United States. In the early seventies a weird character named L. U. Reavis wrote a book called St. Louis, the Future Great City of the ...Read MORE...


News  1904 - TEN DROP TO THEIR DEATH - EMPLOYES OF THE BROWN SHOE COMPANY AT ST. LOUIS CROWD AT ELEVATOR. BREAK DOWN THE GUARDS
And Shove Those Next to the Carriage Into the Shaft and To a Fatal Fall of Six Stories.

St. Louis, Jan. 13 – A crowd of employes pressing against an elevator gate tonight on the sixth floor of the Brown Shoe company building caused ten persons to plunge down the shaft. Six were taken out dead...Read MORE...



1904 - April 30 – The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri (closes December 1).
Ice-cream cones were first served in 1904 at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition world's fair in St. Louis. Also, at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904, the ice cream cone was invented. An ice cream vendor ran out of cups and asked a waffle vendor to help by rolling up waffles to hold ice cream.
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April 30, 1904
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News  1904 - July 1 – The third Modern Olympic Games opens in St. Louis, Missouri, United States as part of the World's Fair.

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July 1, 1904
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News  1904 - IN ST. LOUIS. Tornado Kills Two and Injures Many — Heavy Property Loss.
St. Louis, Aug. 20.— A tornado of small proportions but of extreme fury, swept down upon the residence portion of North St. Louis Friday, resulting in the death of two persons, injury to probably 50 and damage to property estimated at $100,000.

Venice, Ill., Aug. 20—The tornado that swept across ...Read MORE...



1905 - The Gateway Arch (Jefferson National Expansion Memorial) was completed in St. Louis

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1906
Saint Louis, sent loo'is or loo'ee, the chief city of Missouri and the fourth in population of the cities of the United States, is situated on the W. bank of the Mississippi River, 20 miles below the mouth of the Missouri, 600 miles (direct) N. by W. of New Orleans, and 875 miles WSW. of New York....Read MORE...


News  April 26, 1921: First U.S. weather report broadcast, by WEW in St. Louis, Missouri

The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
April 26, 1921
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News  1927 - September 29 - A tornado (possibly two tornadoes) cut an eight-mile long path across Saint Louis MO, to Granite City IL, killing 79 persons. The damage path at times was a mile and a quarter in width.

The Weather Channel
September 29, 1927
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News  1959 - February 10 - Tornado in St Louis kills 19 & injures 265

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February 10, 1959
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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Linson
America/USA  Paul Otto Linson (05/30/1928, St Louis, Missouri, USA - 10/12/1993, Sebring, Florida, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Barr
America/USA  William Lyon Barr (24 March 1863, , Missouri, USA - 16 December 1936, St Louis, Missouri, USA) gravestone

Brown
America/USA  John Kiker Brown (28 May 1818, , Tennessee, USA - 20 March 1863, St Louis, Missouri, USA)

Kunce
America/USA  George Kunce (13 November 1877, , Missouri, USA - 21 November 1964, St Louis, Missouri, USA) gravestone

Moulton
America/USA  Mary Mott Moulton (18 April 1864, Toledo, Ohio, USA - 13 January 1954, St Louis, Missouri, USA) gravestone
America/USA  Orris G Moulton (23 June 1816, Floyd, New York, USA - 11 July 1851, St Louis, Missouri, USA)

Olin
 America/USA  Franklin Walter Olin (9 January 1860, Woodford, Bennington, Vermont, USA - 21 May 1951, St Louis, Missouri, USA) gravestone

Serre
Canada/New France  Jean-Gabriel Serre (12 August 1734, Montréal, Québec, Canada - 3 March 1805, St Louis, Missouri, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1858
Jason Ayers Rider (27 March 1834 - 1902) & Jennie E Cree (June 1837 - 1925)
married 18 November 1858

1957
Robert Leonard Horn (26 July 1927 - 29 April 2016) & Anna Marie Adams (14 July 1929 - 2 December 2014)
married 18 May 1957
 




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