By George: Flying with Teddy in the Lou
It’s Columbus Day, 1910. St. Louis children are out of school, businesses have closed, crowds jam the roads to see former President Teddy...
The 1910s were promising and perilous years in America and across the world. Many pages on this site deal with St. Louis, Missouri, a city representative of all the 1910s had to offer—and the setting of many of my novels.
The 1910s, just over a hundred years ago as I start this blog, were fascinating years. People drove the first automobiles, talked on the early telephones, had the first electrical appliances, saw the first airplanes, got in the swing of early silent movies and recorded jazz. These are a few of their stories.
In 1910, prohibiting the sale of alcohol is the hot-button issue of the day. And sometimes the debate gets out of hand.
In 1910, racial tensions are fueled by ragtime and riots targeted at Black neighborhoods.
In 1910, sexual slavery traps immigrant women and country women new to the cities—and now factory workers.
In 1911, women workers battle for respect in offices, agencies, and factories—sometimes with lethal results.
In 1911, the fastest trip from San Francisco to St. Louis takes four days—everyone of them potentially deadly for two honeymooners.