The St. Charles County Historical Society's quarterly publication, the St. Charles County Heritage: The Bulletin of the St. Charles County Historical Society, is a more than three-decades long treasure trove of articles and photographs related to county locations, individuals, events, and transitional periods, from pre-history to the near-present. Authors and local historians have long contributed these articles in the hopes of preserving and broadly disseminating invaluable information from our common past.
From time to time, the Society's Blog will present a newly selected article, each provided in its entirety, each previously published in the Heritage, and each chosen for its particular topic and/or county interest. Over time, it is our goal to highlight all of the articles, further expanding and honoring the original intent of our authors.
It is our hope that the Society's "St. Charles County Stories" Blog will broaden and deepen knowledge of our wonderful County, and its historical uniqueness.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
by Ted Rauch
Our reprint article this month is From the St Charles Journal of September 1, 1974, where it appeared under the byline of Ted Rauch, the St. Charles County Historical Society Archivist.
If you read down a list of the names of our streets, it will be evident that they were not chosen by chance, but by design. They give a consecutive picture of historic eras of our city and country
Here first were the Indians, so we have Indian Hills, Osage, Arrowhead, Cherokee, Shawnee, Indian Trail. Later, Tecumseh, an Indian chief in the War of 1812, raided the American settlements in the Ohio Territory as an ally of the British. Somehow this seems an odd name choice.
Reminiscent of the Spanish period are ....... read more
Saturday, March 18, 2017
THE HIGHWAY BRIDGES - A 100-YEAR LIFELINE
Monday, March 13, 2017