Saint Louis


Saint Louis was founded by the French in the 18th century. It was a major inland port, supply center and the starting point for early explorers and settlers to the western United States in the 19th century. The city is strategically located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. Today, St. Louis is the second largest city in the state of Missouri, after Kansas City.



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Gateway Arch


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Saint Louis skyline in september 2008.


St. Louis Union Station




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A paddle boat in Saint Louis and bridges over the Mississippi River.


Old Courthouse



The Old Courthouse and Gateway Arch from Kiener Plaza (photo NPS).


Paddle boat


St. Louis Union Station, opened in 1894.




Mount Rushmore


Park St Louis


Gateway Arch


Kansas City


Chicago Cityscape


University St Louis


Gateway Arch grounds in spring (photo NPS).


The Gateway Arch in Saint Louis. It is a monument to the Westward Expansion of the United States during the 19th century (photo NPS).




The Brookings Hall on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis.





Gateway Arch


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