The story of the fire in St. Louis started by the steamboat White Cloud in 1849 often focuses on the destruction to the business district. This article sheds new light on the happenings during the fire from court testimony surrounding the destruction of Phillips Music Store, through eyewitness accounts.
"New Perspectives on the Great Fire of 1849,"
The Confluence (2009-2020): Vol. 10
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/confluence_2009/vol10/iss2/4