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All Articles Archives - May 2009

Local History 

Gospel for Bloomer Girls

 Woman with bicycle wearing bicycling costume; 2 piece package enclosure for Pope Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Conn., manufacturers of Columbia BicyclesAlternative religious services for bicyclists proposed in St. Louis’ Forest Park area in 1897.  More...
Local History 

Family Pets in 1901

 The importance of family pets in the early 1900’s is illustrated in an obituary of the Dameron family’s pet horse.  More...
Local History 

Workin' on the railroad

 Unit 2014. E8. Frisco. Built 1950 by EMDA newspaper article about the Hall family of the Frisco Railroad could inspire you to search for your family members.  More...
Local History 

Walking…the thing to do since 1862

 The healthful benefits of exercise is nothing new as seen in this newspaper article titled “Walking” from The Morning Herald, St. Joseph, Missouri, July 4, 1862, page 1
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UFO’s in the 1800’s

 Were they balloons, experimental zeppelins, political forums, newspaper hoaxes or people from Mars?  More...
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