Louisiana Territory transfer ceremony

The Louisiana Purchase, an 1803 land deal between the United States and France, doubled the size of the United…

Henry Clemens Overstolz. [William Hyde and Howard L. Conard, eds., Encyclopedia of the History of St. Louis (New York: Southern History Co., 1899)]

Henry Clemens Overstolz was a St. Louis businessman and politician. He was born on July 7,…

Manuel Pérez. [Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Objects Collection, X04268]

Manuel Pérez, Spanish lieutenant governor in St. Louis from 1787 to 1792, was born in…

Pedro Joseph Piernas, the first Spanish lieutenant governor in St. Louis, occupied that…

Emil Preetorius. [Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Photographs and Prints Collection, Portraits, N13088]

Emil Preetorius was a German-language journalist in St. Louis. Born in Alzey, Rheinhessen,…

The Whig Party’s national ticket in 1848 included presidential candidate Zachary Taylor and vice presidential candidate Millard Fillmore. [Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-pga-09004]

Though not organized until several years after the party had formed at the national…