HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A GREAT CITY!

 

 

On February 14, 1764, a 14-year old Auguste Chouteau and a couple of dozen of Frenchmen stepped out of their boat in the Mississippi River, and began building a shelter on the shore  for a fur trading outpost in the name of Laclede, Maxent & Company of New Orleans.

Founding of St. Louis

In April, his stepfather, Pierre de Lacléde Liguest, arrived and officially named the settlement Saint Louis, in honor of the medieval French monarch and later saint, Louis IX. And this is the exact spot where they build their settlement …st louis arch

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAINT LOUIS!STL250

CELEBRATING THE WICKET CITY!

You’re not only a great place to live … 

You’re a great place to visit, too!

 

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About Robert Edler

... a somewhat unknown and/or imaginary actor, writer, director, producer, photographer, friend, brother, uncle and all round good fellow that you really should get to know because he lives with that most glamorous fourpaw Mademoiselle Renee. (Mlle. Renee for short)

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