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East St. Louis

a city in SW Illinois, across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri.
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East St. Louisan, adjective, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They will be used simply because they must be used,—but their using means East St. Louis!

    Darkwater W. E. B. Du Bois
  • He was employed as a switchman in East St. Louis a number of years, and was prominent in the great railroad strike of 1886.

  • In every one of these centers what happened in East St. Louis has been attempted, with more or less success.

    Darkwater W. E. B. Du Bois
  • No black builder, printer, or machinist could join a union or work in East St. Louis, no matter what his skill or character.

    Darkwater W. E. B. Du Bois
  • That night we steamed across to East St. Louis and took on three thousand kegs of nails for different ports on the upper river.

    Old Times on the Upper Mississippi George Byron Merrick
  • This very same priest was caught in the act of adultery with a married woman in his office in East St. Louis.

    Thirty Years In Hell Bernard Fresenborg
  • Over in East St. Louis, where the houses were all frail structures, the destruction was greatest.

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