Movers and Shakers, Scalawags and Suffragettes

Tales from Bellefontaine Cemetery

Carol Ferring Shepley

Carol Ferring Shepley

Distributed for Missouri History Museum Press

384 pages | 40 illus | 7 x 10 | © 2008
Cloth $29.95 ISBN: 9781883982652 Published January 2009
The history of Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis is told through the stories of those who are buried there. The book is organized into sections, such as artists, fur traders, and Civil War generals, which feature biographies of individuals. Besides being a history of a significant place, this book functions as a guidebook to St. Louis and its notable residents.
            Because so many of St. Louis’s leading citizens (such as William Clark, James Buchanan Eads, Susan Blow, and Adolphus Busch) are buried in Bellefontaine, the book is a tale of the city. Cemetery records and interviews with such insiders as 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.

Contents
Foreword
Introduction

1. Movers and Shakers
2. Scalawags and Notorious Women
3. Suffragettes
4. Fur Traders
5. Civil War Patriots
6. Captains of Industry
7. Professionals
8.. Titans of Transportation
9. Artists and Architects
10. Men of Sport
11. Philanthropists
12. Cemetery Lore
13. Art and Architecture of Note

Color Photograph List
Portrait Photograph List
Reference List
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