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Each of the 104 names listed on the Dry and Compton Plate 71 will be researched over the months and years to come. The discovered stories, abridged and unabridged, and accompanying rabbit trails will be included in profile pages on the Lucas and Garrison website. When possible, we will include the actual content from the journals and articles published in the late 19th Century. The chroniclers of that era wrote with a poetic flair which represents a very different time.

Many of these stories tell of incredible people that made a significant difference in their community and the world. These are stories of lives that influenced the greatness of the City of Saint Louis during their era and now. There is much to be learned from their lives.

Alerts to new resident updates, profile additions and commentaries will be posted on this page as they apply to the profile pages.


Wayman Crow

Founder of Washington University

Mr. Crow has always been an active supporter of the public schools, but his gifts to Washington University are his most important contributions to the cause of education. He may indeed be called the founder of the institution, inasmuch as he was the first to conceive the idea of a university and to embody that idea in an organic form. In the winter of 1853, during his last term of service in the Senate, without consultation with any one, he drafted, introduced and secured the passage of the charter of Washington University.

Mr. Crow is a man of eminent usefulness. For his honorable services in mercantile life, in political trusts, in public enterprises, in educational work, and in private charity, St. Louis will long cherish the memory of its distinguished benefactor.

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General Andrew Jackson Smith

General Continuing to Live Life Well

Living one block south of Lucas and Garrison in 1875, General Andrew J. Smith, the then U.S. Postmaster for Saint Louis, was one of he most decorated and illustrious players in the Civil War.

The distinguished Confederate soldier, inherited patriotic and war-like blood, and it was natural that he should find himself adapted to the life of a soldier; and that he should win honor and distinction amid the rush and destruction of battle, is but the fulfillment of the decree of heredity.

As shattering and divisive as the Civil War was to U.S. History, especially in Missouri, a truly divided state, ten years after the war was over decorated soldiers from both sides again lived in peace as neighbors. Four blocks west of Lucas and Garrison (not on plate 71) was the home of General William Tecumseh Sherman.