James Buchanan Eads is Born: May 23, 1820

James Buchanan Eads was born on this date in 1820. The famous St. Louisan was responsible for constructing the Eads Bridge, pioneering the use of the diving bell, and building ironclads for the use of the US Navy during the Civil War.


Missouri History Today October 14, 1861: St. Louis Sees Launch Of Union-Commissioned Gunboat

Missouri History Today October 14, 1861: St. Louis Sees Launch Of Union-Commissioned Gunboat