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June 16, 1945 • The day German POWs escaped their camp near St. Louis

About 15,000 German and Italian prisoners of war were confined in Missouri, and a few tried to escape. Read more

In 1963, we ran this profile of 10-year-old Jimmy Connors. Even then you could tell he was a brash basher.

East St. Louis native Jimmy Connors is one of the greatest players in the history of tennis, winning eight Grand Slam titles in his career. On June 14, 1963, the Post-Dispatch ran this profile of 10-year-old Jimmy. Read more


Katherine Dunham’s Living Legacy

Missouri Historical Society

Some of the greatest treasures in the Missouri Historical Society Collections are the stage costumes, set pieces, and personal belongings o… Read more