Author to Lecture on St. Louis Epidemics

The History Department and Pickler Memorial Library will be co-hosting Christopher Alan Gordon on “A Dramatic Turning Point: St. Louis 1849” Oct. 11 in Baldwin Hall 201. Gordon is director of library and collections for the Missouri Historical Society and his lecture will examine the impact the cholera epidemic and Great Fire of 1849 had on the inhabitants of St. Louis and the future of the city. Gordon’s recently-published book, “Fire, Pestilence, and Death: St. Louis, 1849,” will be on sale at the lecture and he will be available to sign copies.

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