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St Louis, Missouri, USA

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Where is St Louis, Missouri, USA? 

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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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.
St Louis, Missouri, USA - Stronger than the Law Shoe
Originated and Made Only By
Roberts, Johnson & Rand Shoe Co.
St. Louis, U.S.A.
St Louis, Missouri, USA

Stronger than the Law Shoe
Originated and Made Only By
Roberts, Johnson & Rand Shoe Co.
St. Louis, U.S.A.
St Louis, Missouri, USA - Women Know the vital importance of pure food and drink. That accounts for the success of

Blanke's Kofeko
The original malted grain coffee

C. F. Blanke & Co., St. Louis, U.S.A.

The Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898
St Louis, Missouri, USA

Women Know the vital importance of pure food and drink. That accounts for the success of

Blanke's Kofeko
The original malted grain coffee

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St Louis, Missouri, USA

"My Health is My Fortune"
Ralston Health Club Breakfast Food
Breakfast for a 2 Cent Stamp
Purina Mills, St. Louis, Mo.

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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.
St Louis, Missouri, USA - Municipal Courts Building, St. Louis, Mo.
St Louis, Missouri, USA

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

Missouri Botanical Gardens - Shaw's Garden - St. Louis, Missouri

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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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May 14, 1804
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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News  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...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...Read MORE...

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...Read MORE...

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

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 30, 1869
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...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. ...Read MORE...

News  1876 - Barge Hits Booneville Bridge
A barge was crushed against the Booneville Bridge, near St. Louis, on Tuesday. Six lives were lost. ...Read MORE...

News  1877 - July 16 – Great railroad strike of 1877:
Riots by Baltimore and Ohio Railroad railroad workers in Baltimore, Maryland lead to a sympathy...Read MORE...

1882 - St. Louis
It was nearly a century and a quarter ago that St: Louis's first arrival proclaimed the site of the ...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...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
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
News  1890 - March 31 - Saint Louis, MO, received 20 inches of snow in 24 hours.

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March 31, 1890
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
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.,...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...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 ...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...Read MORE...

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...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.

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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....Read MORE...

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
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...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...Read MORE...

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

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April 26, 1921
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.

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

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February 10, 1959

Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Brown
flag  F S BROWN (22 June 1883, St Louis, Missouri, USA - 10 June 1912, Seattle, Washington, USA)

Krieckhous
flag  Walter Charles KRIECKHOUS (23 September 1880, St Louis, Missouri, USA - 11 March 1927, Hollywood, Florida, USA)

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

Molloy
flag  John MOLLOY (10 July 1875, St Louis, Missouri, USA - 14 February 1911, Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

Rowe
flag  Earl V. ROWE (7 October 1873, St Louis, Missouri, USA - 7 March 1906, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

Sutter
flag  George John SUTTER (22 January 1873, St Louis, Missouri, USA - 29 June 1926, Bradenton, Florida, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


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

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

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

Leach
  Anna Elizabeth LEACH (Jan 22, 1927, - Aug 15, 1967, St Louis, Missouri, USA)

Marrone
  Penny MARRONE (January 23, 1953, - August 10, 2012, St Louis, Missouri, USA)

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

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

Serre
flag  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
 

Cemeteries in St Louis, Missouri, USA

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