Do you want to jump start an exercise program? Lose some weight? Increase the reach of your platform? How about trying a monthly challenge to build those habits? You can start a 28, 30, 31, or once every four years, 29 day challenge, to start building healthy habits to accomplish your goals. If diet or exercise improvements are» Read more
Streetcars were a serious menace for St. Louis Police Officers during 1902 and 1903.
After Jack Johnson became champion, a lack of strong contenders caused public pressure to mount on James J. Jeffires, the retired former heavyweight champion, to end his retirement and fight Johnson. Jeffries was considered the first and most credible of the “White Hope” contenders. In his prime, Jeffries probably couldn’t beat Johnson. At 35 years» Read more
Jack Johnson has always been a tough subject for me. I admire his courage and strength in confronting hatred and bigotry in a time when doing so put his life in danger. He refused to conform and accept a position of inferiority to white Americans. Yet, like many human beings he was a flawed man. He» Read more
William P. Ellis was my great grandfather. The real mystery for years was who he actually was and what he did. William passed away when my grandfather, Gilbert P. Ellis, was two years old. My great grandmother did not know much about William’s family, so Grandpa did not have much information to pass on to us. Unfortunately, Grandpa died in» Read more
1942-44 Hebert Street is located in the Old North St. Louis neighborhood of St. Louis, MO. While Old North St. Louis houses many historic buildings, much of the built environment is distressed. Like many of it’s neighbors, 1942-44 Hebert Street sits empty and is crumbling from neglect. My interest in the building is because my great grandmother Caroline Ellis nee Johannpeter» Read more
The story of our family begins in England, Germany, Ireland, France and various other European countries as well as Mexico and the American Indian peoples. It includes journeys through numerous states and areas but it is intrinsically linked to Missouri in general and St. Louis, MO in particular. You will meet some family members that you know or knew and» Read more