Thomas Allen portrait

Thomas Allen was among the most prominent and powerful individuals who led St. Louis in its transition from…

John Homer Bothwell. [State Historical Society of Missouri, Missouri General Assembly Portraits, P0217]

John Homer Bothwell, a capitalist, philanthropist, attorney, and state representative, was…

Robert Campbell. [Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Photographs and Prints Collection, N38642]

Robert Campbell’s lengthy life bridged the transition from fur trade to modern capitalistic…

Howard A. Cowden (right) with former president Harry S. Truman. [Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, 64-1411]

The founder of the Consumers Cooperative Association (CCA) and the original field man for…

John Wesley Emerson, circa 1880. Photograph by John A. Scholten. [Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Photographs and Prints Collection, P0233-2542]

John Emerson, a lawyer in Ironton, Missouri, became a small-town Victorian gentleman who…

Westport Landing by pioneer and watercolor artist W. H. Jackson. [William Henry Jackson, Scotts Bluff National Monument, SCBL 19]

Later in life William Gilliss would be a successful trader, real estate speculator, and…

Charles Gratiot. [Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Photographs and Prints Collection, N12406]

At the time of the Louisiana Purchase, Charles Gratiot’s outspoken support for the incoming…

Phoebe Apperson Hearst. [State Historical Society of Missouri, Ralph Gregory Photographs Collection (P0604), P0604-10921]

When she was a little girl in pigtails, Phoebe Elizabeth Apperson sometimes rode on the…

Anne Lucas Hunt. [Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Photographs and Prints Collection, 1N34182]

We can guess the character of Anne Lucas Hunt by the good she did during her life and by…

Wilson Price Hunt. Pastel portrait drawing by O. L. Erickson. [Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Prints and Photographs Collection, 1903-005-0011]

Wilson Price Hunt was born to a prosperous merchant family in Asbury, New Jersey, on March…