St. Louis arch in the Flood of '93 in St. Louis

October 8, 1845

The Polyhymnia Society was established in St. Louis and performed its first orchestra concert.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.