Title

"To Preserve the Historic Lore for Which St. Louis is Famous": The St. Louis Historic Markers Program and the Construction of Community Historical Memory

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 12-2019

Publication Title

The Confluence

Department

Historical Studies

Abstract

The Historic Markers project was implemented in the mid 20th century in St. Louis, Missouri to mark sites of historic significance. This article studies the program to analyze how historical memory is created in a community, and how history is constructed by those in power, often to convey a positive view of the past.

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