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University City in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Eugene Field

Born September 2, 1850

 
 
Eugene Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Eugene Field Marker
Inscription.  Eugene Field, born at 634 South Broadway in St. Louis, became a reporter for the St. Louis Evening Journal in 1873. Over the next decade he developed the charming and witty style that would make him America's foremost columnist. The Chicago Morning News hired him in 1883 to write "what I please on any subject I please." Although the resulting daily column, "Sharps and Flats," remains a journalistic milestone, Field is remembered mainly for his children's verses in rhymes such as "The Duel," "Little Boy Blue," and "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod," Eugene Field captured the magic and wonder of a child's imagination.
 
Erected 1991 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.353′ N, 90° 18.192′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard east of Westgate Avenue when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6315 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
<i>Eugene Field, 1850-1895, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left</i> image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, circa 1896
2. Eugene Field, 1850-1895, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left
. Pierre Laclede (a few steps from this marker); Grace Bumbry (a few steps from this marker); The Rockettes (a few steps from this marker); Henry Shaw (a few steps from this marker); Jack Buck (a few steps from this marker); Barry Commoner (a few steps from this marker); Harold Ramis (a few steps from this marker); Betty Grable (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicCommunications
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 27 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on October 17, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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