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Lighting the Birthday Candles

The City of St. Louis metaphorically lights 250 birthday candles next weekend in celebration of its founding in 1764 by Pierre Laclede Liguest and his fourteen-year-old stepson RenĂ© Auguste Chouteau. A spirited re-enactment of Laclede’s landing in December of 1763 … Continue reading

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St. Louis: Gateway to the West

Two generations after its founding St. Louis became central to the most ambitious, overland expedition in U.S. history. Its leaders were past military comrades with diverse talents that complemented each other brilliantly. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark left lasting impressions … Continue reading

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