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Pictorial St. Louis

One of the most impressive and unusual maps made of an American city in the nineteenth century was Richard J. Compton and Camille N. Dry’s 1876 Pictorial St. Louis: The Great Metropolis of the Mississippi Valley. “Bird’s-eye-view” or aerial perspective … Continue reading

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The Great Cyclone

Even though it only lasted about twenty minutes, the Great Cyclone of May 27, 1896 was the single deadliest event in St. Louis history. The tornado created a ten-mile path of devastation that cut through south St. Louis city, starting … Continue reading

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