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"Fire, Pestilence, and Death" Presentation & Book Signing

Fire, Pestilence, and Death: St. Louis, 1849

In 1849, St. Louis was a frontier town at a crossroads. An exploding population was pushing the city, its infrastructure, and its residents to the limit. Fire had decimated a large part of the riverfront, and disease, greed, and crime were running rampant. Christopher Gordon, director of library and collections, culled publications, diaries, government records, and letters to reconstruct one of the most turbulent—and fascinating—years in St. Louis’s history. 

Books will be available for purchase in the Museum Shop.

Presented in collaboration with the Missouri History Museum Press.

When: Tuesday, February 13 2018 at 7:00 pm
Where: Lee Auditorium
How Much:Free
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