Oldest Known Picture of St. Louis

These images were published in the Sunday edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 16, 1964, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis by Pierre Laclede and August Chouteau. Represented are some very common names is today's St. Louis: Pratte, Berthold, Smith, Lisa, Labadie, Papin, Clark, Gratiot, McKnight, and Brady.

This newspaper article came from a collection given to me by Marguerite Boulicault Foster who lives in San Antonio, Texas. When she and her husband moved from St. Louis her Uncle Willis saved everything he could about St. Louis to send to her to keep informed on things happening in her home town. Thanks Marguerite.

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