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Florissant

(flôr`ĭsənt, flŏ`–), city (1990 pop. 51,206), St. Louis co., E Mo., a suburb of St. Louis, on the Missouri River; inc. 1829. There is light manufacturing and limestone quarrying. The city was settled by French farmers and fur trappers c.1769, but the first civil government there was established in 1786 by the Spanish. The Spanish called the city San Ferdinand; its French name, fleurissant [flowering or flourishing], was adopted in 1939. Of interest are Old St. Ferdinand's Shrine and Convent (founded 1789; rebuilt 1820), and the historic French and Spanish homes, some dating from 1790. St. Louis Christian College and a Jesuit seminary are in the city.
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Police, protesters and people who live and work in the St Louis, Missouri, suburb were braced for what nightfall might bring following more violence along West Florissant Avenue, the same thoroughfare that was the site of massive protests after Mr Brown was fatally shot last year in a confrontation with a Ferguson officer.
The scene changed dramatically after dark with dozens of protesters blocking traffic and smashing store windows along West Florissant Avenue, which bore the brunt of last summer's rioting, chanting "Shut it down" in the midst of a severe thunderstorm.
Protesters also marched along South Florissant Road Saturday night, passing the Ferguson Brewing Company and other bars and restaurants.
Louis metropolitan area, namely Chesterfield, Edwardsville, Florissant and Granite City as candidates for the service.
Several hundred people returned to West Florissant Avenue on Tuesday, not far from where Brown fell, expressing their outrage and demanding that justice be done.
If Anonymous sounds like a justice-seeking group standing up against police, people might have missed the fact that it released the names of the Florissant police instead of the Ferguson police and named the wrong officer as the shooter.
(Beakbane) Palmer, and moved from Florissant, Mo., to Holden in 1969.
Louis, and performed with the Florissant Valley Symphony Orchestra from 1982-1997.
* Heatherton Estates Apartments, Florissant, MO, a 256-unit multifamily property which received $8,500,000 funded under the Fannie Mae DUS[R] Loan product line.
Indissociables de certaines villes d'Asie, les tuk-tuks et velotaxis charges de touristes prosperent depuis deux ans sur le pave parisien mais ce commerce florissant encore mal encadre est dans le viseur de la police qui multiplie les controles.
Saved in time; the fight to establish Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado.
Clifford Boyson, 66, of Davenport, Iowa, met his sister, Betty Billadeau, 70, from Florissant, Missouri, after both tried to find each other for years without success.