250 Years in 20 Minutes:
A Crash Course in the Large Events that Shaped St. Louis
So say you're interested in St. Louis history, but your knowledge doesn't go past the Arch, the World's Fair, and that we made a lot of beer and shoes? This heavily-illustrated reading provides a framework of the big events that shaped St. Louis, and can be read quickly in a single sitting. It is by no means a full history, but instead a great crash course in the need-to-know subjects. While it would be impossible to ever truly create a full history of the millions
of people, places, and events that created the St. Louis we live in
today (in his books, historian Frederick A. Hodes devotes a thorough 1,580 pages to covering the first 86 years, when St. Louis only extended to 18th Street!), this city has a rich history that begs to be explored!