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12, December 2009

Archives--Depression Era Holiday at the St. Louis Public Service Co.

The following stories were published in the January 1930 issue of "The Public Servicer," the company employee magazine of the St. Louis Public Service Company. Perhaps it was the stock market crash of October 1929 that dampened the Christmas spirit of these two employees. The Public Service Company was the former The United Railways Company, which was responsible for early bus transportation in St. Louis. Read more »

15, November 2009

Musings--Conversations That Matter

Who defines the meanings of objects?

Every museum visitor is a storyteller with authority. Every evocative object on exhibit is a mnemonic device. Read more »

14, November 2009

In Print--Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of the Civil War in Missouri, by William Garrett Piston and Thomas P. Sweeney

Missouri’s preeminent leader of the Southern cause during the Civil War, Sterling Price was a Virginia native who came to Missouri in 1831 and prospered as a tobacco farmer, businessman, and Democratic politician. He served several terms in the Missouri House of Representatives and was chosen its speaker. He was elected to the U.S. Congress but resigned after only five months in order to participate in the Mexican War, where he led the Second Regiment of Missouri Volunteer Cavalry and later served as a brigadier general. Read more »