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Long ago the site of St. Louis was peopled by the Mound Builders, a prehistoric race which inhabited the Mississippi Valley. Little is known about them, but it is interesting to note that the ancient Toltecs of Mexico had legends that their nation originally lived in and was driven from a country far away to the northeast. In the collections of the Missouri Historical Society are strange relics of a civilization believed to antedate the Indians and to have represented a superior race.
St. Louis is sometimes called the "Mound City," from the many strange mounds discovered on its site.
HISTORIC ST. LOUIS. Ann Intern Med. ;10:1424–1438. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-9-1424
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;10(9):1424-1438.
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