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The story of Pearl Curran who channeled spirit Patience Worth through a Ouija Board & they wrote books

It’s a ghostly tale that happened right here in St. Louis in 1912. Pearl Curran channeled spirit Patience Worth but not everyone believed in this tale.

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CultureHistory

Schankman’s St. Louis: The Chase Park Plaza turns 100!

St. Louis’ most famous hotel, The Chase Park Plaza is turning 100 this year. We look back at its storied history.

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CultureHistory

Elizabeth Keckley, Behind the Scenes

Seamstress Elizabeth Keckley went from slavery to the White House to the page. In her memoir, she recounts her story, including many years spent in St. Louis.

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Captain Wendell O. Pruitt

December 12th is Wendell Oliver Pruitt Day in St. Louis. Who was this man who garnered his own day of recognition since 1944?

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CultureHistoryScience & Technology

St. Louis in the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918

A look at how St. Louis reacted to the Spanish Flu of 1918, saving thousands of lives, and how those lessons apply to the Covid Pandemic of today.

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CultureHistory

Jefferson Barracks: A History

Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis has had a strong military history since 1826, including being the birthplace of the US Calvary and home of the Buffalo Soldiers

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Schankman’s St. Louis: Not Quite Out of Fashion

A new book titled “Ready to Wear” is bringing to life the history of St. Louis’ Garment District — long gone, but not forgotten. And maybe not gone forever.

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House of Thunder

Some historians believe the little known Battle of St. Louis was a critical point in the American Revolutionary War, as illustrated in this new HEC documentary.

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CultureHistoryHoliday

Schankman’s St. Louis: Did You Know Santa Claus Was Invented in St. Louis

Not many people know it, but Santa as we know him today was invented in the 1930s by an advertising agency in St. Louis working for Coca-Cola.

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St. Louis’ Role in Telecommunication’s History is on Display at the Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum

Take a private tour with Assistant Director Ken Schaper, where he takes you through the journey of the telephone.

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