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  • 10/16/18--14:17: Camp Douglas
  • Chicago, Illinois.
    Named in honor of the late Illinois Senator Stephen A. Douglas, Camp Douglas, established in 1861, was the earliest and largest Union military camp in the Chicago area. The camp stretched from 31st Street to 33rd Place and . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 8 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--14:37: The Norway Building
  • Chicago, Illinois.
    The Norway Building stood on this site for the 1893 World's Columbian Exhibition. After the Fair Chicago millionaire C.K. Billings purchased the structure and moved it to his estate in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. William Wrigley . . .

    (Architecture) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--15:18: Charles M. Russell
  • University City, Missouri.
    Charles Marion Russell's more than 3,000 paintings, drawings and sculptures captured the essence of the American West. Born in St. Louis, he grew up at Oak Hill, his family's country estate near present-day Tower Grove Park. . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--15:20: Henry Townsend
  • University City, Missouri.
    A great Blues guitarist and pianist, Henry Townsend grew up near Cairo, Illinois. After moving to St. Louis, he made his first record in 1929. During the 1930s, he played with many of the early Blues giants, including Walter . . .

    (African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--15:21: A.E. Hotchner
  • University City, Missouri.
    Born in St. Louis, Aaron Edward Hotchner grew up in the Westgate Hotel at Delmar and Kingshighway, and attended Soldan High School. A 1941 Washington University Law School graduate, he served as a military journalist before . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Leitchfield, Kentucky.
    . . .

    (War, Korean) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--15:27: Charles Eames
  • University City, Missouri.
    A revolutionary designer, Charles Eames was born in St. Louis and studied architecture at Washington University. He settled in Venice, California when he designed some of the most innovative furniture of the most Post-War . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Industry & Commerce • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--15:33: Scott Joplin
  • University City, Missouri.
    In the 1880s & 90s, as Ragtime music evolved from the African rhythms of its creators' heritage, its greatest composer, Scott Joplin, was often in St. Louis, playing piano in the bawdy houses and saloons of Market and . . .

    (African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--15:35: Auguste Chouteau
  • University City, Missouri.
    Born René Auguste Chouteau in New Orleans, he was raised by his stepfather, Pierre Laclède, and his mother, Marie Therèse Chouteau. As Laclede's clerk and Lieutenant, the 14-year-old Chouteau led the workers who began . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Germany.
    The marker is made up of two separate pieces: a sculpture, with inscription, and an interpretive panel for the sculpture. (Sculpture text:) Ab 1147 Jüdischer Friedhof 1576-80 Bau des Juliusspitals durch Julius Echter . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Leitchfield, Kentucky.
    In memory of the men of Grayson County who gave their lives for our freedom. Martin Alvoy, Verna Anderson, Edgar Baker, Oscar Boone, Malcolm Bozarth, Brooks, Andrew Cannon, Miles Dennison, Robert Downs, Willis Duggins, . . .

    (War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--18:10: Lou Brock
  • University City, Missouri.
    The greatest base stealer of his era, St. Louis Cardinal Louis Clark Brock was only the 14th player to have 3,000 hits. After three seasons with the Chicago Cubs, Brock joined the Cardinals in 1964 and fueled their World . . .

    (African Americans • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--18:12: Chuck Berry
  • University City, Missouri.
    Hailed as "The Father of Rock & Roll," Chuck Berry's signature guitar work, poetic songwriting, and inspired showmanship have influenced every Rock & Roll musician to follow him. Beginning with "Maybellene" in 1955, he . . .

    (African Americans • Air & Space • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--18:14: Bob Costas
  • University City, Missouri.
    At age 22, Bob Costas joined KMOX Radio in 1974 to announce St. Louis Spirits' basketball games. During his seven years at KMOX, he honed the skills which fueled his career's meteoric rise. His intelligence, humor and . . .

    (Communications • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--18:17: Stan Musial
  • University City, Missouri.
    Stan Musial was one of the greatest players in the history of baseball. A gentleman both on the field and off, "Stan the Man" played his entire 22 year professional career with the St. Louis Cardinals. He had a lifetime .331 . . .

    (Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--18:19: Tennessee Williams
  • University City, Missouri.
    One of the greatest twentieth century playwright, Tennessee Williams attended Soldan and University City High Schools, and Washington University, before graduating from the University of Iowa. His plays explore what he . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--18:21: Masters & Johnson
  • University City, Missouri.
    William Howell Masters began researching sexual function at the Washington University School of Medicine in 1954. Virginia Eshelman Johnson joined him three years later. Their investigation of the physical aspects of . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Science & Medicine • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--18:22: Al Herschfeld
  • University City, Missouri.
    Albert Hirschfeld was born in a house on Kensington Avenue in St. Louis. His family moved to New York when he was 12, and by age 18 he was Artistic Director at Selznick Pictures. After the New York Times printed one of his . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--18:24: Tina Turner
  • University City, Missouri.
    Her powerful voice and the raw intensity of her stage shows brought Tina Turner Rhythm & Blues fame in the 1960s. Born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee, she moved to St. Louis at age 16. She was a student at Sumner . . .

    (African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/16/18--18:26: Albert King
  • University City, Missouri.
    Born Albert Nelson, he was a farm laborer who became a premier blues guitarist. Self-taught, first on a one-string "Diddley-Bow" and then on a guitar he made from a cigar box, King played left-handed and upside down. In 1956 . . .

    (African Americans • Agriculture • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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