Lost History Museum

Francis Valle was one of the founders of Missouri’s first settlement, St. Genevieve. The Valles from France immigrated to Quebec and then to Kaskaskia, Illinois. They then crossed the river…

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Mineral Springs Hotel

The Mineral Springs Hotel opened in 1914. Early advertising boasted that the hotel featured the “largest swimming pool in Illinois”, mineral spring “cures”, and the biggest table in the city…

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Lost History Museum

Francis Valle was one of the founders of Missouri’s first settlement, St. Genevieve. The Valles from France immigrated to Quebec and then to Kaskaskia, Illinois. They then crossed the river…

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