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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. 2017.
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  • He was employed as a switchman in East St. Louis a number of years, and was prominent in the great railroad strike of 1886.

  • They will be used simply because they must be used,—but their using means East St. Louis!

    Darkwater W. E. B. Du Bois
  • Up to the period of the riot in East St. Louis, houses were easily available.

  • 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
  • East St. Louis, another attractive center for the migrants, is unique among northern industrial cities.

  • 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

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