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TRUMP MODEL , FOUNDED BY THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION, GONE. . .New Yorker magazine focusing on a major story on President Trump’s mentor Roy Cohn. . .Ford has begun launching a crib that can simulate a car ride to lull the babe to sleep. . .Home Depot it posting revenue of $5 billion just from online orders. . .For Easter, our state’s native son Rush Limbaugh is being accused of ordering a turkey with two righr wings. . .Townies still grieve for the passing of Chuck Berry of whom Bob Dylan referred to as “the Shakespeare of rock ‘n roll”. . .Broadcast pitchman Thom Lewis’s death has triggered those of a certain age in recalling the products to which he was linked. In those early days there were builders and consumer products who left footprints on our town.
There were Campagna (the Montclair and Frontenac on KIngshighway Blvd.; Leon Strauss;  Fred Kummer, Fred Weber (Thomas Dunne, Sr.); Micelli Homes; Tom Shaw; Sverdrup; Deutch family (Oxford and Linn Capri); Baudendistel structures; Zeckendorf (Hampton Village); Taylor Morley and Taylor Hitt. Today we have powerhouse commercial builders: Alberici;  Paric and Brinkmann. There were bankers Don Lasater (Mercantile Bank); Leo Fisher (Bank of St. Louis); David Calhoun (St. Louis Union Trust); Adam Aronson (Mark Twain Banks); S. Lee Kling (Landmark Banks) Don Brandin (Boatmens Banks).

APRIL 14 IN HISTORY: 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theater by John Wilkes Booth; 1902, Marie and Pierre Curie isolated the radioactive element radium; 1917, Chicago White Sox’s Ed Cicotte’s no-hits St. Louis Browns 11-0; 1939, John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath” was published; 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed the Social Security rescue for $165 billion.


4 Responses to “PRESIDENT LINCOLN SHOT IN 1865”

  • KITTY says:

    Gotta give a shout out and big kudos to my dear and beloved friend, Carol McCarthy Duhme, on her 100th Birthday. She just got from wintering in Palm Beach. She still drives and is on the go most all of the time. She is the finest and greatest lady I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She is a St. Louis treasure and great philanthropist who has given over a $100M in chairitable contributions and scholarships during her incredible lifetime. I am honored to be her friend.

  • Cowboy22 says:

    Good to ‘see’ you Jerry!

  • TOWNCAR says:

    Bank of St. Louis was founded by Arthur A. Blumeyer, Sr….and Leo Fisher did the heavy lifting.

    Lee Kling was a large producer of Insurance written thru the old General Insurors, Inc at 4144 Lindell.

    Mr. Berger quietly steps back in with columns of wide interest.

  • TOWNCAR says:

    Can’t forget the (late) Fred P. Rapp, and John J. Bettendorf that combined and then became SCHNUCKS.

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