St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis is located in the central/eastern part in the state of Missouri.
St. Louis is the second largest city in the state of Missouri with a population of 319,294 residents (2010).
About St. Louis
The Gateway to the West. Rome of the West. Mound City. St. Louis has many nicknames. St. Louis is home to the sport team St. Louis Cardinals, one of the most successful Major League Baseball clubs. In the city you will find children's attraction, arts, outdoor recreation, restaurants, nightlife, shopping and sports.
To See And To Do In St. Louis
Saint Louis Art Museum
The City Museum
Missouri History Museum
Missouri Botanical Garden
Lafayette Square and Park
Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
St. Louis Mills
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park
South Grand and Tower Grove Park
Contemporary Art Museum
Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
The University City Loop
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
The Greater St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Laumeier Sculpture Park
Saint Louis Science Center
History Of St. Louis
In 1542, the St. Louis area was explored by Hernando de Soto from Spain. In 1673, Louis Joliet and Jesuit priest Jacques Marquette from France explored the area for France. In 1719, 500 slaves were brought to St. Louis from Haiti. In 1764, the first houses were built, the settlement of St. Louis was established and St. Louis was founded. The city was named after King Louis IX of France. In 1765, St. Louis was made the capital of French Upper Louisiana. In 1775, the first church was constructed. In 1780, St. Louis was attacked by British and Indian forces but they were forced to retreat.
In 1804, the French flag was replaced by the United States flag. In 1808, the Missouri Gazette and Louisiana Advertiser was founded. It was the first newspaper in St. Louis. In 1814, the first theatre in St. Louis was built. In 1818, the first steamboats arrived and the same year the first Protestant church was built. In 1822, St. Louis was incorporated as a city. In 1831, the St. Louis Hospital was completed. In 1843, the first public transportation was started. A horse-drawn bus line. In 1849, a major cholera epidemic killed nearly 5,000 people. In 1855, the first public high school opened. In 1859, the first streetcar was completed. In 1862, the Old Courthouse was finished. In 1865, the St. Louis Public Library was founded. In 1874, the Eads Bridge, a combined road and railway bridge, was completed. In 1880, the leading industries of St. Louis included brewing, flour milling, slaughtering, machining, and tobacco processing. In 1885, a cable street railway system was built. In 1890, the city was electrified.
In 1904, the city hosted the Summer Olympic Games. In 1926, the baseball team St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series for the first time. In 1933, 35% of St. Louis population were unemployed during the great depression. In 1942, the uranium used in the Manhattan Project to build the first atomic bomb was refined in St. Louis by Mallinckrodt Chemical Company. In 1965, the Gateway Arch, or Gateway to the West, was completed.
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