Blood and Sand and Steam (The Summer of Eads, Part III)

Note: This is Part III in a series of Distilled History posts I am writing about one of the most remarkable St. Louisans to ever live, James Buchanan Eads. Part One, which details caisson disease during the building of Eads Bridge, can be found here. Part II, which gives a brief introduction to his life,…

The (Almost) Civil War Bicycle Tour of St. Louis

I am a big fan of travel writing. I like to read about the different perspectives and experiences offered by people who seek out hidden corners of the world. Travelogues often contain a great amount of historical discovery. Guys like Paul Theroux and Simon Winchester write great books that see back in time. A few…

Grant Gets Married

Note:┬áThis is one of the original Facebook “history finds” posted in November 2011. Like the others, I plan to expand on this post in the future with more stories and information. In the meantime, I will add that I am somewhat fascinated by historical locations that are long gone. Many are overlooked if the original…

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