Movers and Shakers, Scalawags and Suffragettes

Movers and Shakers, Scalawags and Suffragettes

Tales from Bellefontaine Cemetery

By: Carol Ferring Shepley

Publication date: August 2012
SKU: 9781883982737
ISBN: 978-1-883982-73-7
Subject: Non-Fiction

The history of Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, is told through the stories of some of the 87,000 people who are buried there.

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The history of Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, is told through the stories of some of the 87,000 people who are buried there. Carol Ferring Shepley’s guidebook to St. Louis’s notable residents is organized into sections, such as artists, fur traders, and Civil War generals, and features biographies of William Clark, James Buchanan Eads, Susan Blow, and Adolphus Busch, not to mention some of even more notorious backgrounds. Cemetery records and interviews with the cemetery’s superintendent and gatekeeper inform the research. The contributions and controversies that make up St. Louis history are revealed, and the architecture and landscape of the cemetery are celebrated as significant to the region.

Pages: 392
Language: English
Edition: 1st
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Carol Ferring Shepley

Carol Ferring Shepley lives in St. Louis and has written for Money MagazineTime, and Harper’s Bazaar. A former art critic for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and professor of art history, Shepley has published such books as Ann Norton, Sculptor; Mary Institute, 125 Years; and Miami for Kids: A Parents' Guide to Dade County.

Independent Publisher Book Award

Gold medal winner of the 2009 Independent Publisher Book Award for best regional non-fiction.