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"Magnus Jenny Lind" by Eduard Magnus
March 18, 1851: Jenny Lind, a Swedish opera singer often referred to as the "Swedish Nightingale," sang five concerts in St. Louis to large crowds over the next eight days. Tickets were sold at auction for as much as $150 each.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.