History Spotlight: St. Louis Baby Tooth Survey
Initiated in December 1958, the St. Louis Baby Tooth Survey was launched to test the effect of radioactive fallout and nuclear energy on children’s health.
History Spotlight: The Dred Scott Case
The infamous Dred Scott case started in the St. Louis Circuit Court in 1846. Cicely Hunter, tells us how this case came to be and what resulted from it.
History Spotlight: First Forward Pass
A look at how the 1906 Saint Louis University football team changed football as we know it.
History Spotlight: STL Bricks
Why the Hill neighborhood is responsible for the bricks that built St. Louis.
History Spotlight: Pruitt–Igoe
The impact of the Pruitt–Igoe cutting-edge housing project on residents and the Rent Strike that ensued in 1969.
History Spotlight: Lost Cemeteries and Body Snatchers
Amanda Clark tells us about St. Louis’ lost cemeteries and how Dr. Joseph Nash McDowell became known as a body snatcher.
History Spotlight: Schoolchildren Buy an Elephant for the STL Zoo
In 1916, St. Louis children pooled their pennies to buy the St. Louis Zoo its very first elephant.
History Spotlight: Green Eyes
A dress from one of the best dressed in mid-20th century STL.
History Spotlight: Judge Nathan B. Young
Judge Nathan B. Young, a prominent judge in St. Louis, was named the first African American municipal judge for City Court #2 in St. Louis in 1965.
History Spotlight: The Shocking St. Louis Browns 1944 American League Pennant Win
In 1944 the STL Browns overcame the infamous saying “first in shoes, first in booze, last in the American League” by winning the American League pennant.