Author · Medium · Patience Worth · Pearl Curran · St. Louis

Pearl Curran & Patience Worth

In July 1913, St. Louis housewife Pearl Curran began boggling minds the world over.  While dabbling with a Ouija board at her apartment at 6031 Kingsbury Avenue, Pearl inadvertently summoned the spirit of long-dead Patience Worth. Patience, per Pearl, had come from England to America in the 1600s, where she'd had the bad fortune to… Continue reading Pearl Curran & Patience Worth

Author · Fannie Hurst · Jewish · Movies · New Mt. Sinai Cemetery · St. Louis · Washington University

Fannie Hurst

Fun fact: one of the 2 highest paid authors (male or female) in 1925 grew up in Missouri: Fannie Hurst. No, not from the publishing family, rather, a child born to Jewish immigrants, who grew up as a sheltered only child and graduated from Washington University in 1909. Fannie had a thirst for social knowledge.… Continue reading Fannie Hurst