Immigrants and Nativists in St. Louis: From the Desk of William Greenleaf Eliot

By Bianca Lopez, PhD candidate in History on February 20, 2013

Before the outbreak of the Civil War, St. Louis’s population ebbed and flowed as various groups of immigrants and travelers arrived from east and south. Some were pioneers, who stopped in the city only temporarily before continuing their journey west towards the Pacific Ocean. Others, mostly Germ...

George’s Hatchet

By Miranda Rectenwald on February 13, 2013

Published for the 1902-03 school year, the first Washington University yearbook was given the title Hatchet in reference to the story of George Washington chopping down a cherry tree. Look closely at the title page for the first issue to spot the cherry and hatchet motif. Hatchet editors played o...