Fire, Pestilence, & Death in St Louis

Author of Book on St. Louis Great Fire to Deliver Public Lecture on Campus

The History Department and Pickler Memorial Library will be co-hosting Christopher Alan Gordon on “A Dramatic Turning Point: St. Louis 1849” at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 11, 2018, in Baldwin Hall 201. Gordon is director of library and collections for the Missouri Historical Society and his lecture will examine the impact that the cholera epidemic and Great Fire of 1849 had upon 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 the author will be available to sign copies.

The lecture is free and open to all.