Monthly Archives: May 2016

May 27, 1896 Disaster strikes the City of St. Louis and The Anchor Line

The third deadliest tornado in United States’ history struck St. Louis, Missouri, and the East St. Louis, Illinois, area on this date back in 1896. This F4-rated twister left 255 dead and over 1,000 injured as it devastated the region. … Continue reading

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1890 and 1900 James Lee Jr fistic encounter

This bit of history is from Capt. William Tippitt’s History of the Lee Line.   My great grandfather James Lee Jr. purchased 690 Adams Ave. which is now the James Lee House Bed and Breakfast operated by Jose and Jennifer … Continue reading

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