Elizabeth Kurrus is a historian in St. Louis, Missouri. She earned her Bachelors in history from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and her Master’s in public history from James Madison University in Virginia. She has served as Director of Archives for a 180-year-old church for fifteen years. Additionally, Elizabeth conducts independent research on everything from family histories to historic railroads. Elizabeth has published two books, Oysters to Angus: Three Generations of the St. Louis Faust Family and Ethnic St. Louis and is researching her next publication on St. Louis’ impact on westward migrants of the Oregon and California Trails.