Tag Archives: St. Louis Missouri

Cabbage and cholera in St. Louis

One of the things we are told to write about when we write letters of recommendation for students is how good they are at leading and moving ahead in the face of uncertainty. Apparently one is supposed to take action … Continue reading

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Dawn on the Missouri-Mississippi confluence

Mist obscured the Mississippi, but the barge-loading cranes we saw were across the river in Illinois. We put the car windows down, for the dawn air was still cool. Today promised to heat to above a hundred. Eastern meadowlarks, red-winged … Continue reading

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Wonderful neighbors

What should my first St. Louis entry be about? The gates of the title, blocking any neighborhood short cut? The 1904 World’s Fair, which clearly defines our city? The arch, biggest gate of all? Soulard farmer’s market? Wash. U., that … Continue reading

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