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The Great Cyclone remains the single deadliest incident in St. Louis history. The tornado cut a ten-mile swath of destruction that completely destroyed 311 buildings, heavily damaged 7,200 more and caused substantial harm to yet another 1,300. In a mere twenty minutes, 255 people were killed. Learn More
The Steedman Architectural Collection at the St. Louis Public Library is a small but remarkable library of influential and rare architectural publications. Learn More
The 1904 World's Fair (Louisiana Purchase Exposition) marked the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase, a monumental event in U.S. history. Fair organizers set out to celebrate that event and create their own monumental event. It seemed appropriate to set the Fair in St. Louis Missouri, at that time the fourth largest city in the country and part of the land covered by the Treaty. Learn More
The City of St. Louis and nearby sections of Missouri and Illinois are full of reminders illustrating the role German-Americans played in the area's heritage and culture. Lasting Impressions: German-Americans in St. Louis exhibit provides an ongoing exhibit of pictures, family histories, recommended websites, suggested readings, and other resources highlighting their contributions to life in the St. Louis area. Learn More
The St. Louis Public Library presents "Maps of Missouri" illustrating the many ways maps convey times, places, and events. Approximately 100 maps of Missouri cities, towns, counties and the state are included in the exhibit. Learn More