Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What's Up

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TODAY IN 1855

SEEKING FREEDOM

Mary Meachum and nine slaves attempt to cross the Mississippi River to Illinois and freedom. The crossing is re-enacted at the Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing Celebration.

HEADS UP

TOUR OF NEIGHBORHOODS

Tour two of St. Louis' finest historic neighborhoods, Compton Heights and Compton Hill, adjacent neighborhoods long celebrated for gorgeous turn-of-the-century architecture. The tour, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., features 10 homes built between 1896 and 1913 with original stained-glass windows, intricate woodwork and elegant features, including the famed 30-room Magic Chef Mansion, the area's crown jewel. Relax at the Biergarten with cold beverages and food for sale on the grounds of the Magic Chef Mansion. Tickets may be used both days of the tour. …

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